Gase has earned his reputation as a coach who works well with quarterbacks, but his offensive philosophies as a head coach often provided curious results. I also think sometimes it's a good thing when you really have to reflect on. I think he's going to be a fantastic player. In 2013, Gase was promoted to offensive coordinator, a position he held through the 2014 season. But the team struggled the following year, going 6-10 with quarterback Ryan Tannehill sidelined all season following knee surgery. Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Peyton Manning sent along an endorsement of Gase to team CEO Christopher Johnson.
Gase was sacked after this season as part of an organizational shake-up after the Dolphins finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 years.
So what can the Jets expect from Gase? McCarthy interviewed with the Jets last weekend but declined the chance to interview with the Cleveland Browns.
The franchise's hope is that the combination of Gase and Darnold will be able to get there someday soon. McCarthy made his intentions clear, according to ESPN, saying that he only wanted to coach the New York Jets in 2019 and since he won't be getting that job, he's going to wait for 2020 before seeking another gig. The USC product threw 15 interceptions as a rookie (tied for second-most in the league), but he did not have any over the final three games of the season as a sure sign of progress looking toward his second season.