The Miami Dolphins have hired Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Adam Gase as their new head coach, the team announced on Saturday.
Gase, 37, spent the beginning of his NFL career with the Detroit Lions before joining the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and most recently the Chicago Bears. He has worked with quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler.
Gase becomes the team’s ninth coach since 2004 and the fourth straight coach to be hired by the Dolphins despite no previous experience in the role, following Cam Cameron, Tony Sparano and Joe Philbin.
Miami missed out on the postseason for a seventh straight year after finishing the season 6–10. They fired head coach Joe Philbin after four games, who was replaced interim head coach Dan Campbell.
Bears quarterback coach Dowell Loggains is the leading candidate to replace the departing Gase, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
- Kenny Ducey