Adam Gase, Sam Darnold
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The New York Jets are turning to an old enemy for their head coaching slot, as recently departed Dolphins boss Adam Gase will take over.

Geoff Magliocchetti

In their new head coach, the New York Jets have hired a man who knows how to win in East Rutherford.

Adam Gase, who spent the past three seasons with the Jets’ divisional rivals in Miami, will be hired as the 21st head coach in franchise history. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington first reported the hire. The team has yet to confirm.

Gase, 40, compiled a 23-26 record (including playoffs) in three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. That mark included a 5-1 tally against the Jets, finishing it off with a season sweep in 2018. In his debut season, Gase guided the Dolphins to a 10-6 record and their first playoff appearance since 2008.

According to Darlington, the Jets chose Gase to assist touted young quarterback Sam Darnold, who has just wrapped up his rookie season. Under Gase’s supervision in Miami, fellow first-round selection Ryan Tannehill compiled 4,974 yards and 36 touchdowns in two seasons. Prior to his promotion in Miami, Gase served as an offensive coach in Detroit, San Francisco, Denver, and Chicago, working as an offensive coordinator in the latter two stops.

Notably, Gase worked with Peyton Manning during the latter’s historic 2013 season, where he threw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns, both NFL records.

Gase is the first coach the Jets have hired with prior NFL head coaching experience since Bill Parcells in 1997.

This story will be updated pending further information.

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