As the final seconds ticked off of the Gillette Stadium scoreboard on Sunday, it was not just counting down the end of a 28-14 Jets loss to the Patriots. It was also counting down the final seconds of Adam Gase’s time with the team and to the beginning of an offseason that could feature massive change for the organization.
The Jets fired Gase on Sunday night, just hours after the loss to the Patriots which dropped the Jets to 2-14 this season, the worst record for the team since 1996.
In Gase’s two years, the Jets went 9-23, featured the worst offense in football and looked uncompetitive for long stretches.
“While my sincere intentions are to have stability in our organization, especially in our leadership positions, it is clear the best decision for the Jets is to move in a different direction,” team CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson said in a statement.
“We knew there was a lot of work that needed to be done when Adam joined us in 2019. Our strong finish last year was encouraging, but unfortunately, we did not sustain that positive momentum or see the progress we all expected this season.”