The Miami Dolphins fired head coach Adam Gase on Monday after two straight seasons with a losing record, Gase told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.
Adam Gase just told me that he has been fired. He is about to meet with the staff and players.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) December 31, 2018
The Dolphins finished 7-9 in Gase’s third season in charge, and he’ll leave the team with a 23-25 record and only one playoff appearance.
Gase is expected to be a highly sought-after candidate for head coaching vacancies around the league, added NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The biggest surprise of the coaching carousel happens in Miami: #Dolphins coach Adam Gase is out. He’ll immediately emerge as a top candidate for several openings. Big-time QB prowess.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2018
The decision to fire Gase followed a season in which owner Stephen Ross became increasingly frustrated with the culture of his team, according to Albert Breer of MMQB.
Owner Stephen Ross was increasingly dissatisfied with the climate in his organization. I'd expect Gase to be in play in, among other places, Cleveland. https://t.co/gApJqcjJ69
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 31, 2018
Gase, the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator in 2013-14, was brought in partly to develop Ryan Tannehill.
The quarterback hasn’t progressed at all, and has struggled to stay healthy behind Miami’s inconsistent offensive line.
The coaching carousel continues on.