3 Coaches the Jets Can Hire to Replace Adam Gase

Larry Rupp
The New York Jets' continued struggles may mean Adam Gase's time as the head coach has come to an end.
The New York Jets' continued struggles may mean Adam Gase's time as the head coach has come to an end. / Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images
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The New York Jets continue to struggle through what is a dismal 2020 NFL season. They have yet to win a single game through 13 weeks and just lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. The blame for an 0-12 start has to be put on someone, and conventional wisdom says that someone will be head coach Adam Gase.

At this point, it's a near certainty Gase will be relieved of his duties at the end of the season, which means the Jets will once again be on the search for a new coach. Here are three coaches the Jets could hire to lead this team next.

1. Eric Bieniemy, Offensive Coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs

If the Jets really want to make a splash in the offseason, they would attempt to hire Eric Bieniemy. He is expected to be one of the most sought after coaching candidates and may have multiple teams interested in him. Bieniemy is currently leading an offense that is among the top two teams in the league when it comes to points and yards per game. He has also played a major role in the development of Patrick Mahomes, who is currently the favorite to win the NFL MVP award. Hiring candidates from the Andy Reid coaching tree has definitely worked out before (John Harbaugh, Doug Pederson, etc.). Bieniemy will be a popular guy and is a coach with the potential to turn the entire franchise around.

2. Brian Daboll, Offensive Coordinator, Buffalo Bills

Another candidate to replace Gase is Bills' offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. He is receiving a lot of credit around the league for the role he has played in turning first round pick Josh Allen into a reliable starting quarterback. Daboll does have a connection with the Jets organization as he was the team's quarterbacks coach from 2007-2008. He has been the Bill's OC for three years now and the team currently ranks within the top 10 in both scoring as well as total yards. The Jets offensive struggles have been obvious and hiring an offensive minded coach may be their best course of action. Daboll definitely fits that bill and could be just the coach they are looking for.

3. Matt Campbell, Head Coach, Iowa State Cyclones

If the Jets wanted to dip in the NCAA coaching pool, Matt Campbell of Iowa State may be one of the top candidates. The Jets reached out to Campbell during the 2019 offseason for an interview, but he turned down the opportunity. It might be worth it to check in with him once again. Campbell has done a stellar job turning the Iowa State football program around in his time as head coach. They were constantly finishing near the bottom of the conference before his arrival, but have qualified for a bowl game the last three years. In fact, they are currently ranked as the No. 9 team in the nation, according to the AP Poll, and will be playing for a Big 12 title. Campbell has proven he has what it takes to lead a team that needs improvement and that is exactly what the Jets are looking for.


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