New York Jets fire head coach Adam Gase after 2 seasons of failed offense
The New York Jets have fired head coach Adam Gase, announcing the decision late Sunday night -- ending a frustrating and disappointing tenure after just two loss-filled seasons.
Hired by the Jets in January 2019, Gase went 9-23 with New York, including an 0-13 start that was the worst in franchise history and overshadowing even the 1996 squad that went 0-8 on the way to a 1-15 finish and is generally recognized as the team’s worst.
Gase not only lead a 2-14 team, he never really developed quarterback Sam Darnold, but perhaps frustrating fans even more by winning two games and in the process, losing the number one overall pick in the draft to the 1-15 Jacksonville Jaguars.
The move was announced by the team a few hours after New York lost 28-14 at New England Sunday to end the season 2-14 and the second-worst record in franchise history.
Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson says, “We knew there was a lot of work that needed to be done when Adam joined us in 2019. Our strong finish last year was encouraging, but unfortunately, we did not sustain that positive momentum or see the progress we all expected this season. To our fans, it is obvious we have not been good enough. We are committed to building a strong organization, on and off the field, and will continue to provide the necessary resources to field a team that you can be proud of."
Darnold said after the game, "I definitely didn't play well this year. I think there was really the only two games we won. I think I can definitely play better in the future. I wasn't consistent enough and that's, that’s really it."
General manager Joe Douglass will hire the team’s next head coach.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.