The Jets introduced new head coach Adam Gase during a press conference on Monday afternoon, with Gase speaking to reporters for roughly 15 minutes.
Here are the takeaways:
Why the Jets chose Gase
Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said Gase set himself apart from the large list of candidates due in part to his thorough understanding of the roster and the roadmap to success he laid out for the Jets. "In short, I chose him to win," Johnson said. "He's coaching to where football is going. And that really appealed to me."
Gase was not interested in total control
Unlike his tenure in Miami, Gase was not interested in anything but coaching the Jets.
"That was not something I was really interested in," Gase said about more responsibility. "I didn't even ask. I just knew coming in here it was gonna be a team effort to make sure I do my part, which is coach the team."
There will be no playoff mandate
With Gase replacing Todd Bowles and the Jets officially exiting rebuild mode -- with a new coach, a high draft pick, and tons of money to spend via free agency, Johnson says there will still be no playoff mandate.
"The fans do deserve better, no question aobut it," Johnson said. "I do have high expectations. But there will be no playoff mandate. Absolutely not. I'll never do that."
The first priority will be filling out the coaching staff
Gase said the first thing on his agenda will be putting his coaching staff together. One of the immediate plans, according to reports, is securing Gregg Williams as their defensive coordinator -- and the Jets have competition for Williams. Here's who else they could be targeting for the staff.
It all starts with Sam Darnold
"It's gonna start with him," Gase said about Darnold. "That's an obvious statement. I'm excited. This is the first time I've been able to get with a guy this young, this early in his career."