Florham Park, NJ – After months of intense speculation and fan turmoil, the New York Jets Company has finally ended the Adam Gas era, sacking the coach on Sunday night after just two seasons.
Jets CEO Christopher Johnson, who called Gase the “brilliant attacking mind” at the start of the season, made the announcement after jets finished 2-14.
“While my sincere intention is to stabilize our organization – especially in our leadership positions – it is clear that the best decision for aircraft is to move in a different direction,” Johnson said in a statement. “We knew there was a lot of work to do when Adam joined us in 2019. Our strong finish last year was encouraging, but unfortunately, we did not maintain that positive momentum or see the progress we had all expected this season.
“For our fans, it is clear that we were not good enough. We are committed to building a strong organization, both on and off the field, and we will continue to provide the resources to put together a team that you can be proud of.”
Gase, whose contract runs through 2022, was 9 to 23 years old, including a franchise losing streak of 13 consecutive games to start 2020. This is one of the franchise’s lowest points, with five consecutive seasons gone without a win and 10 straight without showing Playoff match.
Gase’s survival from the season was a surprise, given the Aircraft’s disastrous start. The Johnson family, who have owned the franchise since 2000, never fired a coach during the season.
Gass said last week he had not discussed his future with aircraft ownership. When asked if he has an instinctive sense of his fate, he said, “Nothing I am worried about.”
Ironically, Gase can be remembered as the coach who won two more matches than necessary. With 13 matches, the Jets had the worst record and were in a position to take first overall in the 2021 NFL Project And a chance to choose a quarterback Clemson Tigers Trevor Lawrence.
Score aside, Gase failed to build a competitive attack and raised the level of midfield play Sam Darnold – The main reasons for his appointment in 2019. Aircraft ranked 32nd in total fines for the second year in a row, and Darnold started week 17 as the lowest player in the NFL.
“It annoyed me,” Gace said last week of the offensive struggles. “If there is one side of the ball that I want to make sure it is correct, it will be. It didn’t happen, and this is on me.”
The dysfunction reached its climax on December 7, when defensive coordinator Greg Williams was fired by Jess after the defense allowed a long landing pass in the final second loss to the Las Vegas Riders.
Gase’s period was also marked by personal clashes with running backwards Levon Bell And safety Jamal Adams, Both of which were abandoned and lack of competitiveness in the field. Fifteen of his 23 losses were in double digits. The Jets beat 214 points this season, one of the worst scoring margins in the franchise’s history.
Hailed as attack creator and quarterback mentor, Gase headed a crime ranked 32nd in 24 of the 34 weeks of the regular season starting in 2019. In October, Gase abdicated playing duties for attack coordinator Dowell Loggains, but secretly returned to an active role as the weeks went by. .
Gas sparked controversy from day one. At his introductory press conference in January 2019, his wandering eyes sparked viral memes. A few months later, he won a power struggle with General Manager Mike McCainan, who was instrumental in hiring Gase. In a surprise move, Maccagnan was fired after the NFL 2019 draft, which resulted in the Jets hiring their favorite Gase, Joe Douglas.