Adam Gase wasn't unemployed for too long. After being fired by the Miami Dolphins, the 40-year-old will be hired as the head coach of the New York Jets, per Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN.
Ian Rapoport explained why the Jets were intrigued by Gase
The #Jets wanted to someone to come in and work with QB Sam Darnold, and Adam Gase’s prowess with the QB is well-known. Ryan Tannehill wasn’t often healthy but when he was, they went to the playoffs.
Gase produced a 23-25 record in three years with the Dolphins, although things went south in a hurry after reaching the playoffs in his first season with a 10-6 record.
Miami finished 6-10 in 2017 and 7-9 in 2018, including three straight losses to end the year. While injuries to Ryan Tannehill during this stretch didn't help, the losing seasons were enough for his tenure with the team to come to an end.
There were also questions about his former stars such as Jarvis Landry and Jay Ajayi especially happy to see him fired. According to of ESPN, several names in the locker room said they felt "alienated" by Gase.
On the other hand, receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson supported him after he was let go:
a full year I could of shown how much of a genius he was! I don’t know who your source is, but this is completely false. I’ve never publicly or privately “disavowed” Coach Gase.
Gase is still highly respected as an offensive coach and has been since his days as a coordinator with the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears. His 2013 Broncos remains the most productive offense in NFL history with 606 points scored.
This made him an obvious candidate once he became available, as Schefter previously noted:
Within three hours of being fired in Miami, Adam Gase already had heard from the majority of teams with an HC opening, per source. Gase is expected to start his HC interviews this week.
With eight teams replacing head coaches this offseason, it appeared destined that Gase would find a new landing spot.
The Jets ended up winning the sweepstakes as the organization tries to move on from Todd Bowles.
After a down season, they will hope Gase's offensive prowess will help turn things around going into 2019