Jets Reportedly "Trending" Toward College Head Coaching Hire

Rex Christensen
January 10, 2019

While the Arizona Cardinals (Kilff Kingsbury) and the Green Bay Packers (Matt LaFleur) have found their next head coach, the Miami Dolphins are still looking for theirs after firing Adam Gase on December 31.

The Jets are banking on Adam Gase to make the most of a second chance.

Gase, 40, went 23-26 in three seasons with the Dolphins, including to the playoffs in 2016.

Before joining the Dolphins, Gase served as offensive coordinator on John Fox's staffs with the Broncos (2013-14) and Bears (2015).

Gase replaces Todd Bowles, who was sacked after he went 24-40 in four seasons and no playoff appearances.

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McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl in Green Bay, reportedly wanted the job, but the Jets elected to go in a different direction.

Kingsbury was hired Tuesday as the Arizona Cardinals' head coach. His relationship with quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed to sour throughout the season, but a fresh start with a young, promising QB like Sam Darnold could be a nice match for both McCarthy and the Jets.

McCarthy does have competition for the gig including former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase, Baylor coach Matt Rhule, and former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell. Miami fired him following the end of the 2018 regular season.

Those factors combined, Johnson insisted leading into the team's search, made the Jets an attractive spot for a head coach to land.

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