NFL Insider Names Possible New Head Coaches for New York Jets

Published 01/04/2021, 11:57 AM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


The Adam Gase saga is officially over at the New York Jets. Following 2 disappointing seasons with the franchise, the management finally made the decision to part ways with the 42-year-old.

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What’s more, their most recent loss to the New England Patriots certainly did no favors to his case. This was a move that was foreseen by fans and players alike.

After starting the season 0-13, the decision to let go of Gase was postponed after his side managed 2 shocking wins against the LA Rams and the Cleveland Browns. But even those wins were not enough to secure his job at the Big Apple.

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An era of stagnation

Gase took on the top job, promising to take the Jets back to the promised land. Instead, it was more of the same for the Jets. NFL insider Ian Rapoport recently opened up about how the Jets’ management had had enough.  

“One thing that Christopher Johnson said in the statement yesterday, simply it was not good enough,” said Rapoport during a segment of the NFL Network’s GMFB.

What’s more, Gase’s job was on the line last year after the Jets suffered yet another terrible start to the season. His side rallied back in the second half of the season, offering fans and management some hope of turning things around in 2020.

“They actually finished last year, really strong. They had a lot of momentum, Johnson noted in the statement. But they did not carry the momentum over to this season.”

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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase, left, talks with quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

However, the New York Jets simply did not develop the way the management envisioned they would, earning Gase a spot on the guillotine.

“Just a frustrating season all around from a wins and losses standpoint, to the development of Sam Darnold standpoint. The team continued to fight, but again not enough for the Jets, so they move on,” Rapoport added.

A lengthy search for the New York Jets

The Jets now have another long road ahead of them. Bringing in a new Head Coach is no small task, but the Jets may already have a couple of names in mind. 

“Eric Bieniemy, the Chiefs’ Offensive Coordinator, is going to be one. Matt Eberflus, the Colts Defensive Coordinator, he is going to be another one,” said Rapoport. 

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“Arthur Smith, the Titans Offensive Coordinator probably going to be requested by everyone is a candidate. Ravens Defensive Coordinator Don ‘Wink’ Martindale, someone who knows Joe Douglas from his past in Baltimore.”

The New York Jets will have a bevvy of draft picks at their disposal once the 2021 NFL Draft comes around. While GM Joe Douglas will have a major role in recruiting new talent for the side, a lot of it will ride on the new coach the Jets decide to bring in as well. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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