Adam Gase will reunite with former colleague Dowell Loggains, as the veteran coach will pull double duty with the New York Jets.
Adam Gase will welcome back an old friend to his staff, one that will wear two labels with the New York Jets.
The team announced on Wednesday that Dowell Loggains will serve as both the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. Loggains previously worked with the Jets’ new head coach with the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins.
We've hired Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator/QB coach.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 23, 2019
Loggains is expected to work with an offense that will undoubtedly be judged by Sam Darnold’s development. At just 38, he has built a lengthy NFL resume, one that began in 2008 with Tennessee. His relationship with Gase began in 2015 when he became the quarterback coach with the Chicago Bears. Together, they guided veteran Jay Cutler to some the best numbers of his career, as he threw for 3,659 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also set a career-best in passer rating (92.3) and a personal-low in interceptions (11).
After Gase left for Miami’s head coaching job, Loggains worked alongside rookie thrower Mitchell Trubisky as the offensive coordinator. The second overall pick in the 2017 draft would rank second in rookie quarterbacks in yards (2,193), average (6.6), and passer rating (77.5).
Loggains reunited with Gase last season with the Dolphins, where quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 1,979 yards and 17 touchdowns despite missing five games with an injury.
Loggains’ other positions include offensive coordinator with the Titans and quarterback coach with the Cleveland Browns. Notably, first-round pick Johnny Manziel contacted Loggains as the latter slipped down the 2014 NFL Draft board. Loggains relayed the message to Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, and the Browns took the Heisman winner with the 22nd overall pick. While things did not work out with Manziel in Cleveland, the Jets nonetheless seem encouraged by Loggains’ previous efforts with quarterbacks.
The Jets, seeking to end an eight-year playoff drought, continue to reshape their coaching staff. The team is also expected to hire Frank Pollack as their offensive line coach, according to Pro Football Talk.
Per source the Jets are expected to hire former Bengals offensive line coach Frank Pollack.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 21, 2019
Pollack, an eight-year NFL veteran on the field, spent last season with the Cincinnati Bengals, but is perhaps best known for his work with the Dallas Cowboys from 2013-17. During that period, the Cowboys boasted one of the best offensive lines in football, opening lanes for the late stages of the Tony Romo era, as well as the opening of Dak Prescott’s tenure.