Jets officially introduce Gase as new head coach Staff

January 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

The New York Jets introduced Adam Gase as the team’s new head coach Monday.

“At the onset of the interview process, I wanted to hire a head coach who was the right person and the right fit for our organization,” Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said. “We talked to a number of excellent candidates and it became clear to me that Adam was the person who will help us establish a winning program and a winning culture.”

Gase, a known quarterback guru, spent the last three seasons as the coach in Miami. He went 23-25 during his time with the Dolphins despite quarterback Ryan Tannehill being in and out of the lineup due to a variety of injuries.

Gase, a known quarterback guru, will have an opportunity to work with second-year pro Sam Darnold in New York. As a rookie, Darnold completed 239 of 414 passes for 2,865 yards and 17 touchdowns — with 15 interceptions.

“Adam is a young, creative mind, but he also has 22 years of coaching experience,” Johnson added. “He is an innovator whose path saw him succeed at both the college and the NFL levels.

“He has helped a number of different quarterbacks, at various stages of their careers, reach new heights. We think Sam will continue to develop under his tutelage, but we made the decision because of Adam’s vision for the entire football team.”

The Jets finished 4-12 in 2018 under the direction of Todd Bowles, who was fired after four seasons. Bowles had a 24-40 record as New York’s coach.