The seat on which New York Jets head coach Adam Gase is sitting, is apparently getting really hot, and it’s not just on social media and from national and local reporters, either.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Gase could be on his way out, mid-season.
The Jets have a strange reporting structure where the GM and head coach both report directly to the owner. With this speculation, the question remains: would this be a Christopher Johnson move, or is ownership finally doing the right thing and empowering the general manager to run the football operations?
If the Jets lay an egg vs. Indianapolis, Gase should be fired immediately, even on a short week.
Firing a coach mid-season would actually be strange for this ownership group and the organization, overall. This current ownership group has never fired a head coach mid-season, and the Jets have only done it once in the organization’s history. The ironically-named Charley Winner only made it nine games into the 1975 season. That year, the Jets started 2-7 and let Winner go.
It’s going to be an interesting five days for fans, media, and Jets brass. There’s really nothing that says we should expect much different from Gase; so, it’s more a matter of “when” than “if.”
Who should replace Adam Gase if the inevitable happens this week? Check out the top-three candidates here.