The New York Jets have parted ways with two of their biggest star players this year after they butted heads with head coach Adam Gase. Now, amid another disastrous season with seemingly no end in sight, Gase’s days in New York may finally be coming to a close.
Gase, who entered the season on the hot seat, has remained head coach through five consecutive losses. Even after a rough showing on Thursday Night Football, the Jets remained committed to their head coach. However, changes could be looming in New York.
Jets rumors: When will Adam Gase be fired?
The Jets are the worst team in the NFL this season. Despite hiring an offensive-minded head coach, New York is averaging the second-fewest total yards (279.4) and fewest points (15) per game. With more losses on the horizon, Gase’s days might finally be numbered.
According to Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline, Gase is starting to lose the locker room and there is a growing belief that he could be fired in the beginning of November. While he remains employed following a vote of confidence from acting owner Christopher Johnson, that extra leash will soon end.
New York has every reason to fire its head coach. Gase’s presence was a major factor in Jamal Adams demanding a trade and the All-Pro safety didn’t hesitate to criticize his now-former coach. There was also a growing rift between Gase and Bell, which ultimately played a role in the Jets releasing the former All-Pro running back.
This wouldn’t be the first time Gase has lost the locker room. The 42-year-old’s message was eventually tuned out near the end of an ugly 2019 season, but New York still brought him back. While he won out against Adams and Bell, the team’s lack of success without those two players speaks volumes.
We’ve already seen two NFL coaches fired this season. The Houston Texans fired coach and general manager Bill O’Brien after Week 4, while the Atlanta Falcons parted ways with Dan Quinn following their Week 5 loss. The Jets have looked worse than both teams, making it a surprise that Gase has remained employed.
After blasting his players following an ugly loss to the San Francisco 49ers then deflecting blame after the 0-5 start, it seems like the Jets finally recognize who the real problem is.
Given how quickly the Miami Dolphins and Ryan Tannehill improved after being freed from Gase, firing him would seemingly be in the Jets’ best interests. After all, it would be difficult to do worse than his 7-14 record.