The NY Jets are expected to fire Adam Gase after Sunday’s game, per Ian Rapoport.
The NY Jets have long been expected to move on from head coach Adam Gase at the conclusion of the season. And Saturday’s report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport appears to be the final nail in the coffin.
Rapoport took to Twitter to report that the Jets are expected to fire Gase following the team’s season finale against the New England Patriots on Sunday. And with that, his two-year tenure with the team will come to an end.
This news should hardly come as a surprise given that it’s the same sentiment that’s been echoed for the past couple of months. Gase has been a lame-duck coach for the vast majority of the 2020 season, but the Jets have decided to keep him around for a variety of reasons.
The plan has always been — since the decision was made to fire him well over a month ago — that they would allow him to coach out the remainder of the year before moving on after the season ended.
Nothing has changed on that front. But for those fans still concerned about the possibility of Gase returning for the 2021 season, you should have your final confirmation in around 24 hours time.
Gase is gone folks. No need to stress about it.
The NY Jets/Adam Gase pairing was doomed from the start
In many ways, this was a hire that was always destined to fail. Gase was fresh off a disastrous couple of years in Miami and was widely regarded as one of, if not the worst candidate in that year’s coaching cycle.
The Jets were essentially universally bashed for the hire for obvious reasons.
Gase’s personality and control-freak ways were as much of a concern as his poor on-field performance. Not to mention the fact that, instead of taking a year or two off to learn from his mistakes in Miami, he doubled down on those mistakes when he was hired by the Jets.
Gase was bad with the Dolphins, but he was exponentially worse with the Jets because the same mistakes he made with his previous team were amplified with his new one.
The Jets started 1-7 in Gase’s first season and 0-13 in his second and final season before rattling off a few meaningless victories. Altogether, his record currently sits at 9-21 with a chance to climb to double-digit wins with a victory over the Patriots on Sunday.
But the result will do nothing more than pad his stats with an inconsequential win — something that has become his calling card of sorts.
Once that game is over, the Adam Gase era will officially come to an end. And the search will begin to find the next head coach of the NY Jets.
Here’s to hoping this search produces better results.