After only one season as the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator, Adam Gase has been hired away as the Miami Dolphons next head coach. Reported by Ian Rapoport (LINK) and Adam Schefter (LINK), Gase has been signed to a five-year contract, and will be officially introduced by the team at 3pm ET on Saturday afternoon.
Gase was brought in by John Fox ahead of the 2015 season after the San Francisco 49ers botched their attempt at hiring Gase as head coach last season, which was a surprising treat for Chicago considering the hot commodity that Gase was last season.
In his one year working with Jay Cutler and the Bears offense, the statistics do no justice to the progress he was able to make, and the production that he was able to get out of a unit that was decimated with injuries on both the offensive line and wide receiver corps for the majority of the season.
While many fans can't see past the quick bubble screens and the 21st-ranked offense in the NFL, Gase clearly had quarterback Jay Cutler playing the best football of his career, and managed to keep their offense competitive against even the most competitive of opponents, despite running on three flat tires most of the season.
Now Gase will get to work with quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who had a disappointing season in 2015 after a great three-year run to start his NFL career.
Will Gase prove to be a great head coach? Stay tuned...