Jets hire Adam Gase as next head coach

Jets to hire Adam Gase as next head coach, report says

The Jets have found their next coach.

New York announced Friday it has hired former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, a choice, who was fired by Miami in late December.

“At the onset of the interview process, I wanted to hire a head coach who was the right person and the right fit for our organization,” Jets CEO Christopher Johnson told the team’s website. “We talked to a number of excellent candidates and it became clear to me that Adam was the person who will help us establish a winning program and a winning culture.”

Gase served as the offensive coordinator in Denver and Chicago before being hired by the Dolphins, where he spent three seasons. He led the team to a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance in his first year in Miami in 2016 but tallied just 15 total wins over the next two seasons.

Gase will replace Todd Bowles, who was let go by New York after registering a 24-40 record over four seasons. The Jets failed to make the postseason under Bowles.

New York also considered hiring Baylor coach Matt Rhule and Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Todd Monken, according to the New York Daily News. Former Packers coach Mike McCarthy was also a finalist for the job, according to ESPN

The Jets finished last season with a 4-12 record. They last made the playoffs in 2010.