Hate it for Darnold. Does anyone besides me think it's no coincidence that Tannehill never missed a game to injury until Gase became his headcoach? This is what happens when your HC thinks Guards are unimportant. Welcome to mediocrity Jets fans.
I as much as anyone am convinced Gase was in over his head here but it was his first rodeo and the Fins desperate to salvage something out of Tannehill gave him a job he wasn’t really ready for yet. So at the expense of the wasted years here Gase now will apply that experience, plus the motivation he has to show the Fins up, to the new job. And given the much better roster he now inherits combined with the Fins “admitted” rebuild mode, he will have quite the advantage.
As much as we want to poke fun at the Jets their FO can’t possibly be stupid enough to hand over the reigns to a franchise some think is in the cusp of greater things to Gase without having dug up everything he did wrong here. I mean, if we as fans know the poor job he did, one can be sure the Jets FO knows it better. For these reasons I don’t think the Jets will remain in mediocrity for long, they will be a force at least in the division, for sure if the long advertised demise of the Pats becomes reality.
We're talking about the Jets here, not the Patriots. Besides that, the general consensus across the league is that Gase is a very good HC who wrongly got fired because of Tannehill. Forget the fact he couldn't win consisyently with Cutler and Osweiler either.
The Jets will be better, only because Gase is better than Bowles. But just like we have, they will struggle to beat the perennial good teams in the league, and never the Patriots in Foxboro. It willl add up to a game or two above or below .500, and maybe a wild card berth and quick exit, and nothing more.
Meanwhile, we seem destined to give someone unexperienced and unknown a shot. I would rather they give Rex an interview. With Grant, Wilson, and Sitton returning, and Rex's knowledge of defense, we can still have a team that may surprise the league. He took the Jets to 2 AFC Championship games, that should not be so easily overlooked IMO.