Adam Gase is the man who has been tasked with turning things around for a New York Jets team that has not won more than five games in a season since 2015, and he seems quite confident that is going to happen in his first year on the job.
With veterans reporting to training camp on Wednesday, Gase was asked by reporters about his expectations for the 2019 season. While he stopped just short of a playoff guarantee, he did essentially promise the team will be in contention late in the year.
Not exactly a playoff guarantee here, but Adam Gase promises, “We’re going to play meaningful games at the end of November and December. That’s what we’re going to do.” #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) July 24, 2019
The Jets have been more likely to tank in November over the past few years than be fighting for a playoff spot, so that would be a pretty rapid change. That can probably only happen if quarterback Sam Darnold makes a big second-year leap, and Gase must be happy with what he has seen from the former USC star.
Gase may not be thrilled with the way the Jets spent some of their money this offseason, but there’s no question the team has better pieces in place now than it did a year ago with additions like Le’Veon Bell and CJ Mosley. A lot will have to go right for New York to go from 4-12 to playoff contention, but we see it every year in the NFL. There’s no reason the Jets can’t be next.