"I am told with Adam Gase that Jets lose Thursday, he's done. He got a vote of confidence, now they play Denver, they will lose. ... Gase has a problem. He's not only losing games, but he's lost the locker room. ... Too many Jets are always hurt. There's something here. Do players want to play? I'm told the Jets have already reached out to a top coach agent and started asking questions. They're going to look to college, they're going to look to the pros. But the Jets have started the process. Of course, the Jets will deny this, but the Jets are now calling big-time agents. I'm not going to give you the name of the agent because that will give up my source. But they are calling big-time agents, Christopher Johnson, and they're now compiling lists."
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported before Sunday's loss that Gase's seat was warming:
Chris Mortensen @mortreport
Jets coach Adam Gase is under more intense scrutiny this week and it's not just the external noise from media or fans. League sources say even w/ injuries, Jets' brass monitoring this week closely, today vs. Colts but perhaps more telling is TNF vs. Broncos. Interesting watch.
Gase has earned his place on the hot seat. He is just 7-12 as the team's head coach and has started the 2020 season at 0-3. More damning is the fact that Gase, hired ostensibly to transform the offense under young quarterback Sam Darnold, is leading a Jets team that is last in the NFL in both points and yards per game. The 42-year-old has a 30-37 career record after three seasons in charge of the Miami Dolphins.
That doesn't exactly reflect New York Jets CEO Christopher Johnson's previous comments that Gase has a "brilliant offensive mind."
"I have full confidence in Adam," Johnson told reporters last week. "I think that he has a lot more in him as a head coach than some of our fans are giving him credit for. And I understand they want to see success. I think that they will."
"Look, I think he can work with and develop quarterbacks," he added. "I do continue to think he's a brilliant offensive mind especially. He has my every confidence."
Apparently that confidence is wavering—and justifiably. The Jets have gotten worse each week:
- Week 1: 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills
- Week 2: 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers
- Week 3: 36-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
The Jets are trending down at breakneck speeds. It would be hard to blame the Jets if they cut ties following a Week 4 loss vs. Denver.