After a productive offseason by NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas. The pressure is now on Adam Gase to make the Jets a winner in 2020, but we take a look at the five reasons why Gase can survive another losing season.
A good portion of the NY Jets fanbase wanted Adam Gase fired when the team started last season 1-7. There were plenty of legitimate reasons to fire Gase at that point.
The franchise was in complete shambles. From day one, Gase made a horrible first impression, and it only got worse as the season progressed.
Despite all this, the excuses were plenty to retain Gase moving forward. Chief among them was Sam Darnold’s bout with mononucleosis that sent the Jets into a downward spiral.
The case for Gase getting a pass in 2019 was the roster left for him by the previous general manager Mike Maccagnan and the myriad of injuries that plagued the entire Jets roster and season.
The fact that the Jets finished the second half of 2019 with a 6-2 record to get to 7-9, also helped Gase’s cause to return.
The feeling amongst many is that the excuses are now over for Gase. In 2020, the Jets fanbase wants results. On paper, the Jets improved themselves, and now the onus is on Adam Gase to make it work.
However, there is reason and evidence that suggests that the Jets franchise is committed to Gase beyond 2020, regardless of whether the team contends for a playoff spot or not in the coming season.
With that, let’s take a look at the five reasons why Adam Gase can survive a losing campaign in 2020.