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Mike McCarthy to sit out 2019 season, hopes to coach in 2020

11 January 2019
Mike McCarthy to sit out 2019 season, hopes to coach in 2020

Adam Gase has been hired by the New York Jets as their new head coach, according to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer. Gase was sacked following three seasons in South Florida.

The Jets also met with former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, former Detroit and Indianapolis coach Jim Caldwell, Dallas defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator Kris Richard, Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Todd Monken, USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, and Baylor University head coach Matt Rhule. An interview was set up, but the 55-year-old continued to reschedule the meeting, forcing Cleveland into the position of moving on.

Before joining the Dolphins, Gase served as offensive coordinator on John Fox's staffs with the Broncos (2013-14) and Bears (2015).

During his three years with Gase, Manning threw 131 touchdown passes.

McCarthy told NFL Network he has made a decision to sit out the upcoming season after the Jets hired Adam Gase.

NY met with seven other coaches about their vacancy, including Mike McCarthy, Kris Richard, Jim Caldwell, Eric Bieniemy, Todd Monken, Matt Rhule and Kliff Kingsbury, who took the Arizona Cardinals job. He was sacked, as expected, immediately after the 2018 season.

Gase will replace Todd Bowles, who was sacked by the Jets after four seasons following the end of the 2018 season.

Gase will work closely with general manager Mike Maccagnan, who was retained by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson, to put together a competitive roster around Darnold.