Woody Johnson and the New York Jets have officially fired head coach Adam Gase after a 9-23 record over two seasons.
The New York Jets head coach was in no mood to speculate. Following his team’s 28-14 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday afternoon, Adam Gase deflected a plethora of questions pertaining to his future.
Perhaps he was still locked into what just transpired at Gillette Stadium.
Perhaps he already knew his fate.
On Sunday night, the Jets made it official, courtesy of a Christopher Johnson statement.
“This evening, I informed Adam Gase he will no longer serve as the Head Coach of the Jets. During his time here, I had the pleasure to get to know Adam and his wonderful family and wish them nothing but the best moving forward. While my sincere intentions are to have stability in our organization – especially in our leadership positions – it is clear the best decision for the Jets is to move in a different direction. 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.”
Statement from Christopher Johnson.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 4, 2021
In a move the entire living, breathing football world knew was coming, the Jets officially relieved Gase of his head-coaching duties.
Gase ends his brief two-year run with a 9-23 record, good enough for a .281 winning percentage. That places him 15th on a 17-man list in Jets’ history (minimum 10 games coached). Only Lou Holtz (.231) and Rich Kotite (.125) rank behind Gase.
Joe Douglas now has an open coaching vacancy with the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft. The New York Jets’ next era officially begins now.
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