Previous rank: No. 30
The Jets did what they had to do on Sunday, firing Adam Gase after two grim seasons. Gase failed in so many aspects of the job, but his biggest shortcoming was in the area he was supposed to be an expert: The Jets finished dead last in offense in each of the past two years. The organization now begins what could be a protracted search for a new sideline leader, and team CEO Christopher Johnson said Monday that general manager Joe Douglas will lead the hunt. This is a prudent move: Douglas is well respected in football circles, and he should be paired with a coach he’ll feel comfortable working alongside. Riding the longest playoff drought in the NFL, beleaguered Gang Green fans need their team to get this hire right.