Reports: Jets hiring former Dolphins coach Gase

The New York Jets are hiring former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase for their own vacancy, multiple outlets reported Wednesday evening.Gase, 40, was fired Dec. 31 after three seasons in Miami, where he went 23-25 while battling a wealth of injuries, including to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins went 5-1 against the Jets during Gase’s tenure, including 2-0 this season.ESPN reports Jets quarterback Sam Darnold approved of Gase after the two spoke via FaceTime on Monday, though the quarterback did not force his opinion on management.Gase was one of at least seven candidates to interview for the open position, with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken and Baylor head coach Matt Rhule considered the other major contenders.According to multiple reports, Rhule will remain at Baylor after talks with the Jets broke down regarding his potential staff. The New York Daily News reports Rhule would not agree to a staff that would be assembled by general manager Mike Maccagnan and vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger.Gase replaces Todd Bowles, who was fired after going 24-40 across four seasons but quickly landed on his feet as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator.

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