The Green Bay Packers continue to conduct interviews for their head coaching position, and it sounds like one of the game's most brilliant offensive minds is on their radar.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, it's believed the Packers are going to interview former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase for the opening. The 40-year-old was fired by the Dolphins on Monday and has already done interviews with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets, per Silverstein.
Green Bay fired Mike McCarthy with four games to go, ending his 13-year tenure as head coach. They also have their eyes set on New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who reportedly had an interview set up on Friday. Few details are available regarding the meeting.
Gase was fired by the Dolphins on Monday following a 7-9 finish in the 2018 season. Miami stood at 7-6 entering the final three games, but they lost out and missed the postseason. Gase finished with a 23-25 record in Miami, leading them to the postseason in 2016.
Before that, Gase was offensive coordinator from the Denver Broncos in 2013 and '14. He and Peyton Manning formed a record-breaking offense in 2013, where the Broncos scored 606 points in the regular season. Gase left Denver in 2015 and became the Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator for one season, prior to taking the gig in Miami.
It's widely expected that the Packers will end up hiring an offensive-minded head coach that can help maximize the rest of Aaron Rodgers' prime years. The Green Bay offense was extremely inconsistent in 2018, and it struggled mightily without him for most of the 2017 season.
What This Means
The Packers have a handful of quality candidates to choose from, but McDaniels and Gase should be their top priorities. Both have experience working with great quarterbacks and record-setting offenses. If the priority is indeed to find a guy that can get the most out of Rodgers, then the Packers should absolutely look at one of these two as the next head coach.