NY Jets’ head coach Adam Gase is likely safe for now, according to a report from Ian Rapoport.
NY Jets‘ head coach Adam Gase has come under fire in recent weeks after yet another disastrous start to the 2020 season. However, despite his ineptitude and despite other reports stating the contrary, it doesn’t appear that he’s going anywhere anytime soon.
This comes in stark contrast to reports from the likes of Chris Mortensen, Colin Cowherd, and Benjamin Allbright who have said the exact opposite in recent days.
But as is always the case, Rapoport is undoubtedly the name to trust here.
As for the Jets’ reasoning on why Gase’s job is reportedly safe, well, it’s certainly not something Jets fans are going to want to hear.
“According to those informed of the decision-making, the thinking is that firing Gase would not only be counterproductive in general, but also potentially damaging to quarterback Sam Darnold. In addition, the Jets want to see if the team turns it around.”
Essentially, Christopher Johnson and the Jets decision-makers believe that firing Gase would be harmful to Sam Darnold.
Never mind the fact that Darnold has significantly regressed both statistically and mechanically during his time under Gase. Never mind the fact that the Jets, for the second straight year under Gase, have the league’s worst offense.
Never mind the general incompetency that Gase has shown, particularly in regard to developing his quarterback. The Jets believe that Adam Gase is helping Sam Darnold and that it would be counterproductive to his development to switch coaches in the middle of the season.
The irony behind those claims doesn’t need to be stated and it’s sure to infuriate the fanbase.
Rapoport also cites the typical excuses that Gase has used as a crutch in the past. We’re talking injury troubles and a poor overall roster — two things that aren’t necessarily in Gase’s control.
And while that is true, it’s hard to use that as justification for the atrocious start that we have seen.
As for Gase’s future, Rapoport insists that the Johnsons remain committed to their coach and still believe that he’s the right guy for the organization.
“In addition, neither owner Christopher Johnson, nor any other team executive, has had exploratory conversations about moving on. The goal is to not have to.”
It may seem unbelievable, but this is reality. The Jets are committed to Adam Gase and have no intentions of moving on at any point in the near future.
And no matter how much this may anger Jets fans, it’s the way it is until further notice.