NY Jets’ head coach Adam Gase reportedly won’t return to the team next season.
The NY Jets currently sit at 0-9 following a last-second loss at the hand of the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. And head coach Adam Gase’s seat has never been hotter.
As with any winless team at this stage of the season, things haven’t gone according to plan for Gang Green. While few expected the Jets to be legitimate playoff contenders, no one saw this level of ineptitude coming.
An abysmal roster has been combined with one of the worst coaching staffs in the NFL to produce a bad, bad team. Close loss in Week 9 aside, this has been a disastrous, incompetent season for the Jets.
And Gase has been the one to shoulder the brunt of the blame.
The second-year Jets head coach has realistically had his fate sealed for quite some time now. Barring any miraculous late-season turnaround that isn’t going to happen, Gase isn’t going to be coaching for the Jets next season.
At least, that’s been the sentiment shared by Jets fans up until this point. Now, it seems as though we finally have confirmation.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter spoke about Gase and the Jets on the Monday Night Football Countdown prior to last night’s game. And he made sure to insist that there was no way Gase would return in 2021.
In fact, he emphatically stated that “Adam Gase will not be the head coach [of the Jets]” at the end of the season.
The latest news about NY Jets’ head coach Adam Gase isn’t exactly surprising.
Obviously, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to virtually anyone who has paid attention to the state of affairs on One Jets Drive over the last two years. Gase has championed a league-worst offense over that time period and the team’s lack of success speaks for itself.
No one expected the Jets to win many games this season, but competence and competitiveness were at least anticipated. For the most part, those traits have been hard to come by.
At this point, it’s just an issue of formalities and timing. Gase will be fired, it’s just a matter of when the Jets decide to fire him.
They could opt to do so this week given that the Jets will be on a bye, but the likeliest scenario seems to be that the organization will retain him through the rest of the season.
This is for a variety of reasons ranging from the lack of a qualified replacement to the idea that they will lose with or without Gase. The Jets have their reasons, but they’ve seemingly already made up their minds about his future.
Adam Gase is currently as lame duck of a coach as you will ever find. The Jets know his fate, the fans know his fate, and it’s likely he knows his fate too.
At least for the time being, he remains the Jets’ head coach. But don’t expect to see him back in 2021 under any circumstances.