Jets coach Adam Gase is not worried about his job security
This is not how things were supposed to go for the New York Jets this season.
The Jets were not expected to be Super Bowl contenders, but they were expected to show marked improvement from last year and potentially compete for a playoff spot in the AFC.
Instead, New York has turned into a complete laughing stock.
Following its loss to the previously winless Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Jets are now 1-7 in Adam Gase’s first season as head coach.
Naturally, some people are speculating about Gase’s job security given New York’s struggles, but Gase says he isn’t worried about that:
“It’s something that I don’t really focus on,” Gase said, according to Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News. “One and seven is not fun to go through.”
Gase added that he doesn’t want to disappoint Jets CEO Christopher Johnson:
“When we lose a game, I feel like I let him down,” Gase said. “He understands he’s going to get everything I have … to keep fighting to try to win games.”
Of course, the chances of Gang Green actually firing Gase after one season seem slim to none.
Not only does Gase likely need another chance after just one year, but the Jets have been ravaged by injures in 2019, and if New York does ultimately fire Gase, it will be paying three coaches in 2020: Todd Bowles, Gase and whomever the Jets hire as Gase’s replacement.
That does not seem like an avenue Johnson would want to explore.
Gase’s club will take on the New York Giants next week.