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Christopher Johnson and Mike Maccagnan explain why the Jets hired Adam Gase as head coach

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The Jets will officially introduce Adam Gase as their head coach on Monday. We will likely hear more detailed explanations behind their decision, but team CEO Christopher Johnson and general manager Mike Maccagnan released the following comments in a statement yesterday announcing the hiring.

Christopher Johnson

At the onset of the interview process, I wanted to hire a head coach who was the right person and the right fit for our organization. We talked to a number of excellent candidates and it became clear to me that Adam was the person who will help us establish a winning program and a winning culture. Adam is a young, creative mind, but he also has 22 years of coaching experience. He is an innovator whose path saw him succeed at both the college and the NFL levels,. He has helped a number of different quarterbacks, at various stages of their careers, reach new heights. We think Sam (Darnold) will continue to develop under his tutelage, but we made the decision because of Adam’s vision for the entire football team.

Mike Maccagnan

This was a thorough process and we had the opportunity to speak with some outstanding people. Adam is an experienced teacher who has a great passion for the game. His work with quarterbacks has been well-documented, but he is a good communicator who will build an excellent staff. He can’t wait to get started and I’m eager to work with him as well.