Report: Adam Gase To Interview With Eagles
According to ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini, Adam Gase will interview with the Eagles for their head coaching position in the next few days.
Adam Gase will interview in Philly & Miami in a few days. Also told once Pettine is let go, Gase will interview in Cleveland per sources
— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) January 4, 2016
Per PFT on Saturday, the Eagles, Dolphins and Browns “are expected to pursue Gase aggressively” to be their next head coach.
On Sunday, Sports Illustrated’s Michael Silver tweeted that he expects Gase to look hardest at the Eagles, Dolphins, and Browns.
Expect Adam Gase to look hardest at Dolphins, Browns and Eagles openings. And potentially Indy, if open.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 3, 2016
More from PFT’s Mike Florio:
Gase emerged as a hot candidate based on his work with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, an effort that came after three years of working with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Gase’s ability to thrive with a quarterback having a reputation of caring too much immediately followed by a quarterback having a reputation for caring too little bolsters the perception that Gase can get the most out of any quarterback.
And in a quarterback-driven league, that’s one of the most important skills any head coach can have.
The Eagles could have the first crack at Gase, given that they already have satisfied the Rooney Rule via the interview of current running backs coach Duce Staley. Gase, in theory, could be interviewed as soon as Monday and hired on the spot, if the two sides decide to proceed. But Gase, who is represented by Jimmy Sexton, surely won’t pounce on the first offer without exploring any and all others.
Last year, Gase was a finalist for the job in San Francisco, which ultimately went to Jim Tomsula. After the Broncos fired John Fox, Gase never received serious consideration for a promotion.
Before joining the Bears, the 37-year-old Gase spent the last six seasons in Denver — the last two as offensive coordinator. Over those two years, the Broncos led the NFL in scoring offense and yards and second in x-plays. Prior to that, he worked with Denver’s quarterbacks.
He became the Bears’ offensive coordinator this season. Under Gase, Jay Cutler has thrown 19 touchdowns to eight interceptions with a career-high 92.8 quarterback rating.