New York Jets expected to fire Adam Gase, consider current SEC head coach for vacancy
The New York Jets are expected to fire head coach Adam Gase after Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Gase has recorded a 9-22 record over the last 2 seasons, and that’s just not going to cut it. So, now the attention turns to who the Jets will hire, assuming they fire Gase after Sunday’s season finale.
Among other candidates, Rapoport mentions that Florida head coach Dan Mullen will be in consideration.
Among the candidates who are slated to be considered are Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith and Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to college coaches such as Iowa State’s Matt Campbell, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Florida’s Dan Mullen to everyone in between.
While Mullen is mentioned, Rapoport says the Jets will have a very thorough and lengthy search for its next head coach.
Leading up to the Cotton Bowl, Mullen was asked about potential NFL jobs should they present themselves.
“It’s not something I’ve thought about,” Mullen said. “If it’s something as opportunities present themselves — like everything in the world — you take things as they come and you visit them and you reflect at where you are in your life. Very much like we have a lot of players that are deciding to move onto the NFL.
“With those guys it’s, ‘Hey, make sure you make great decisions, reflect upon what’s best for you and your life and your situation and where you’re at. You make a decision that’s best for you and your family in everything.’”
The Coaching Carousel is about to get fired up at football’s highest level, too.