The New York Jets completed interviews with Adam Gase and Mike McCarthy to take over as their next head coach.
The search for a new leader continues.
Gase gained a reputation as a quarterback guru after successful stints as the offensive coordinator of the Broncos and Bears.
The 40-year-old has also worked as the quarterbacks coach for the Broncos and the Lions. He was the Dolphins head coach from 2016-2018, finishing 23-25 in the regular season and losing his only playoff game.
He is a young coach with a history of getting good play out of quarterbacks, which would help Sam Darnold, but he struggled to connect with players during his time with the Dolphins. He would need to work on his ability to get across to his players if he were to be the man tabbed to lead the Jets through the Sam Darnold era.
The team has also interviewed former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy to take over the job, per Eric Allen. McCarthy had been the head coach of the Packers from 2006-2018 when he was fired mid-season.
He had a good record, going 125-77-2 in the regular season and 10-8 in the playoffs, and he has one Super Bowl ring. On the other hand, coaching Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers for 13 seasons and only reaching one Super Bowl is concerning.
McCarthy’s critics said the same thing about his offense that Todd Bowles’ said about his, namely that is was unimaginative. He was able to rely on Rodgers to get him out of trouble, but he would need to show that he’s added wrinkles to his playbook.
Both coaches have had success in the league, but both also come with concerns that would need to be addressed.