NY Jets’ head coach Adam Gase has reportedly been informed that he will be fired.
The fate of NY Jets‘ head coach Adam Gase has been sealed for weeks if not months at this point. But it appears as though the heavily-criticized coach has finally been informed of what has seemed like an inevitable fact for quite some time.
Gase will be fired upon the conclusion of the season. And based on multiple reports, he’s already aware of this.
The first report came from uStadium on Monday that indicated that the Jets were, indeed, set on firing Gase following the team’s Week 17 showdown with the New England Patriots no matter the result.
In fact, this is a decision that was made a long time ago, as other reports have indicated. But not only has that decision already been made, Gase has been made aware of it.
Craig Carton delivered some breaking news on Tuesday during his scheduled Carton & Roberts Show when he stated that owner Christopher Johnson had informed Gase that he would be fired following this Sunday’s game.
This isn’t news that should be surprising to anyone given how poorly the Jets have performed under Gase’s tutelage. And this is far from the first report indicating that he will be fired.
But it is the first report explicitly stating that Gase has been made aware of his preemptive firing. And that counts for something.
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The NY Jets’ made a mistake with Adam Gase from the very start
The Jets made the decision to hire Gase in January of 2019 after the firing of the incumbent Todd Bowles. Despite numerous appealing options at their disposal, they decided to take a chance on the failed Miami Dolphins head coach to little fanfare.
Gase was arguably the least-respected candidate in that year’s coaching cycle and many were quick to criticize the hire. It was a marriage doomed to fail from the start, and the results over the last two years are proof of that.
The Jets began the Adam Gase era with a 1-7 start in 2019 before they miraculously managed to rattle off six wins in their last eight games against lackluster competition to somehow salvage a 7-9 season.
That late-season momentum wouldn’t exactly carry over as the Jets would start the 2020 season with a woeful 0-13 record before pulling off consecutive stunning upsets over the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns.
At the time of writing, they hold the NFL’s second-worst record at 2-13 with just one game remaining in this disaster of a season. And in many ways, this season will be the legacy that Gase leaves behind.
A dreadful, disgraceful, disappointment.
Gase will be fired in less than a week’s time. And if he wasn’t already aware of that, he is now.