The Jets announced Wednesday that Dowell Loggains is officially their new offensive coordinator under head coach Adam Gase.
Loggains, 38, coached the 2018 season with Gase in Miami. He was the OC for the Tennessee Titans from 2012-13 and Chicago Bears from 2016-17. Loggains was the quarterback coach for the Cleveland Browns during Johnny Manziel's rookie year in 2014. Loggains played college football at the University of Arkansas.
Gase and Loggains first crossed paths in 2015, while the former served as the Bears OC. Loggains was Chicago's quarterback coach that season, and Jay Cutler had one of his best years under the coach. Loggains led Cutler to 3,629 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and a career-lowest 11 interceptions.
Loggains was promoted to OC on Jan. 11, 2016 when Gase left the position to become the head coach of the Dolphins. The Bears were placed dead last among 32 playcallers during Loggains' tenure as Bears OC. Chicago's offense ended the 2017 campaign averaging 16.5 points per game, placing 29th in the league.
Gase and Loggains reunited in Miami last season after Bears head coach John Fox was fired. After Gase left Miami for the Jets head coach job, Loggains interviewed for the Dolphins head coach vacancy. Now that Miami lifted the roadblock by granting him permission to seek other avenues, Loggains is expected to again reunite with 40-year-old Gase.