Former NY Jets‘ head coach Adam Gase is looking for work after being let go by his now-former organization earlier this month. And rumors are that he might be reuniting with a familiar face in the near future.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Monday that the recently-fired coach has spoken to the Seattle Seahawks about potentially becoming the team’s next offensive coordinator.
Of course, former Jets safety Jamal Adams is a member of the Seahawks, and his forced departure from New York reportedly had a little something to do with Gase.
Adams notably trashed Gase publicly prior to his departure claiming that he was not fit to be the head coach of the team among other things. Gase appeared to be one of the primary reasons why Adams wanted out in the first place.
Now, the two might be set to reunite in the place Adams went to get away from his former coach.
The Seahawks recently parted ways with former Jets’ offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer opening up a vacancy. Seattle plans to speak with a number of candidates including Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka.
But among those names is Gase.
Former NY Jets’ head coach Adam Gase is a legitimate candidate for Seattle’s offensive coordinator position
Seattle’s insistence on speaking with Gase comes as somewhat of a surprise given the former Dolphins’ coach’s offensive struggles over the last two years.
The Jets finished dead last in yards per game in both seasons under Gase and had the league’s worst offense for over 80 percent of Gase’s tenure. His failure to put together competent offensive gameplans ultimately led to his premature departure.
But none of that has dissuaded the Seahawks who appear to be seriously considering Gase for the opening, much to Adams’ likely dismay.
In a true stroke of irony, Adams forced his way out of New York to rid himself of the Jets’ incompetency. But the principal reason for a large portion of that incompetency could follow him to Seattle after just one year away.
Meanwhile, Gase’s replacement, Robert Saleh, is cut from the same cloth as Adams and seems like someone who would quickly establish a strong relationship with the former All-Pro safety.
But that will always be a case of what could have been.
Adams is in Seattle now. And he soon might be joined by a dark figure from his past.