Adam Gase

Former Interim General Manager at The New York Jets

Adam Gase

Adam Gase

Former Interim General Manager at The New York Jets

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Adam Gase was named the 12th head coach in Miami Dolphins history on Jan. 9, 2016. He holds a 16-16 record (.500) after his first two seasons as head coach.

Adam Gase was named the 12th head coach in Miami Dolphins history on Jan. 9, 2016. He holds a 16-16 record (.500) after his first two seasons as head coach.

As Miami’s offensive play-caller, Gase helped wide receiver Jarvis Landry set a new team record and lead the NFL with 112 receptions in 2017. Running back Kenyan Drake led the NFL in rushing with 444 yards during the final five weeks of the season.

In just his first season as an NFL head coach in 2016, Gase directed the Dolphins to a 10-6 record and playoff berth, the team’s best record and first playoff appearance since 2008. Miami turned its season around with a six-game winning streak following a 1-4 start. The streak was the team’s longest since 2005 and marked just the second time a coach other than Don Shula led the team to six straight regular season wins. From Week 6 through the end of the season, the team was third in the NFL in rushing offense (132.9 yards per game), tied for third in sacks allowed (13), tied for fourth in takeaways (21) and 11th in scoring offense (25.0 points per game). Halftime adjustments were also key to the team’s improvement. The Dolphins finished the 2016 season with a +46 point differential after halftime, which ranked No. 8 in the NFL. The team outscored its opponents by a total of 221-175 after the break, including overtime wins vs. Cleveland (9/25) and at Buffalo (12/24).

With Gase directing the offense, quarterback Ryan Tannehill posted the most efficient season of his five-year NFL career, despite being lost to a season-ending injury in Week 14. Tannehill completed 261-of-389 passes (67.1 pct.) for 2,995 yards and 19 touchdowns. His 93.5 quarterback rating, 7.7 yards per attempt and 67.1 completion percentage were all career highs. Tannehill completed a 50-plus-yard pass in seven of his 13 games, which tied for the NFL lead. Tannehill and quarterback Matt Moore finished first and second in the NFL in highest red zone passer rating (min. six attempts), with Tannehill posting a 119.7 mark and Moore finishing second at 118.8.

Miami found a renewed rushing attack in Gase’s first season, led by running back Jay Ajayi. Despite not starting until Week 5, Ajayi totaled 261 carries for 1,272 yards (4.9 avg.) and eight touchdowns. His 1,272 rushing yards were third-best in Dolphins history and he rushed for more than 200 yards in three different games. In just the 2016 season alone, Ajayi holds three of the team’s top six single-game rushing performances and became one of just four players in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in three-or-more games in the same season. Ajayi’s 1,085-yard improvement from the 2015 season was the largest of any NFL player in 2016 and he led the NFL with 1,155 rushing yards from Week 6 through the end of the season. Landry also had a great first year under Gase. He caught 94 passes for 1,136 yards (12.1 avg.). Landry and Ajayi marked the second time a Dolphins team had produced a 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver in the same season.

In 2015, Gase was the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. Under Gase, the Bears implemented a balanced offensive attack that improved the team’s rushing totals from No. 27 in the season before Gase arrived in Chicago to No. 11 in 2015, as the unit averaged 25.6 more rushing yards per game. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finished the 2015 season with the highest passer rating (92.3) of his career. Cutler also threw seven fewer interceptions than the previous season and his interception rate of 2.3 percent was the best showing of his career for a season where he played at least 12 games. In addition, Cutler’s yards per attempt increased by 0.8, the second-largest one-year increase in his career.

Prior to joining the Bears, Gase spent six seasons (2009-14) with the Denver Broncos, during which the team compiled a 58-38 (.604) regular-season record, won four AFC West titles, three playoff games and an AFC Championship, including a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII.

While Gase was the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014, the Broncos led the NFL in scoring offense (34.0 points per game), total offense (430.1 yards per game) and passing offense (315.8 yards per game). During his two seasons as coordinator, seven players from the Broncos offense were named to the Pro Bowl: running back C.J. Anderson (2014), tackle Ryan Clady (2014), quarterback Peyton Manning (2013-14), wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (2014), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (2013-14), tight end Julius Thomas (2013-14) and guard Louis Vasquez (2013).

In 2014, the Broncos finished 12-4, winning the AFC West and earning a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Gase helped Denver finish second in scoring, averaging 30.1 points per contest. Manning continued his excellence, completing 66.2 percent of his passes and passing for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns. He set the NFL’s career passing touchdown record on Oct. 19, 2014 against San Francisco. Demaryius Thomas broke the franchise’s single-season receiving record with 1,619 receiving yards. He finished the year with 111 receptions, second in the league and a career high. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders also set career highs in both receptions (101) and receiving yards (1,404), ranking No. 5 in the NFL in both categories. Running back C.J. Anderson, who entered the 2014 season with just seven career carries, was instrumental in helping Denver finish the season strong. In the final seven games of the regular season, Anderson carried the ball 140 times for 648 yards (4.6 avg.) and eight touchdowns as the Broncos won five of their last seven contests. He became the first Denver running back since 2004 to rush for 150-plus yards in consecutive games.

In 2013, Gase’s first as offensive coordinator, the Broncos set NFL records in both points (606) and touchdowns (76) and Denver’s scoring output increased by 7.8 points per game. The Broncos totaled 59.4 yards per game more than they did in 2012 and led the NFL with 5,444 passing yards and 55 passing touchdowns. The explosive offense helped Denver finish the regular season 13-3, winning the AFC West and earning the top seed in the AFC playoffs, where the Broncos won the conference title and played in Super Bowl XLVIII.

In addition to setting NFL team records, Gase also helped Manning have the most prolific season of any quarterback in NFL history. Manning’s 5,477 passing yards and 55 passing touchdowns were both NFL records that still stand today. Manning earned his fifth NFL MVP award and also was honored as the Maxwell Club Player of the Year and AP Offensive Player of the Year.

In total, the Broncos set or tied 12 NFL offense and scoring records in the 2013 season with Gase as offensive coordinator: points (606), touchdowns (76), players with 10 or more touchdowns (5), passing first downs (293), games with 50-plus points (3), points in the second half (318), individual passing yards (Manning, 5,477), individual passing touchdowns (Manning, 55), most four-touchdown passing games (Manning, 9), most two-touchdown passing games (Manning, 15), most 400-yard passing games (Peyton Manning, 4) and most 90-plus passer rating games (Manning, 15).

The 2013 Broncos were one of just four teams in the previous five seasons (2011-15) to have two 1,000-yard receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was fourth in the NFL with 1,430 receiving yards, while fellow receiver Eric Decker ranked No. 9 with 1,288. Running back Knowshon Moreno rushed for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns. Denver became the only team in NFL history to have four players catch 10 or more touchdown passes in the same season. Demaryius Thomas led the way with 14 touchdown grabs, tight end Julius Thomas was second with 12, Decker finished with 11 and wide receiver Wes We

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Former Interim General Manager at The New York Jets
Career History
Interim General Manager
2019 - 2021

New York Jets LLC owns and operates a professional American football franchise. It offers training and team management, markets match tickets and sports merchandise services. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Florham Park, NJ.

Head Coach
2016 - 2018

Miami Dolphins Ltd. operates a professional football team. Miami Dolphins Ltd. was founded by Joe Robbie and Danny Thomas on October 8, 1965 and is headquartered in Miami Gardens, FL.

Offensive Coordinator
Prior - 2016

The Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc. operates as a professional football team. The firm covers football operations, scouting, stadium and game operations, brand development, broadcasting and marketing partnerships. The company was founded by George Halas in 1920 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL.

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