The Miami Dolphins are saying bye-bye to Dan Campbell as they have just named Adam Gase as their new head coach. Gase, the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bear would become Miami’s fourth consecutive hire with no prior head-coaching experience, joining former Dolphins coaches Joe Philbin, Tony Sparano and Cam Cameron.
The Dolphins gave quarterback Ryan Tannehill a $96 million extension last year and are looking to get their money’s worth. Tannehill has been very inconsistent but there is still hope to make him a the franchise quarterback with the reviving Corp that has been built around him.
Gase would become the Dolphins’ ninth coach since 2004. He also interviewed with the Eagles, Browns and Giants and has been considered the front-runner for the Dolphins job.
Miami interviewed seven candidates this week, including former interim head coach Dan Campbell and former longtime head coaches Mike Shanahan and Mike Smith. Gase has been the only candidate to get a second interview.
At 37, Gase would become the league’s youngest head coach. He has no head-coaching experience but has been a target of NFL coaching searches for at least three years.
The Dolphins were 6-10 this season and missed the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year. The Dolphins aren’t the only team that will be replacing their head coach.