The New York Jets are considering hiring Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator.
Gase, 40, has a reputation as a quarterback guru.
The 55-year-old has an overall head coaching record of 125-77-2. Gase worked with Manning from 2012 through 2014-first as the Broncos' quarterbacks coach, and then as offensive coordinator.
Gase and Darnold will be working very closely, as the Jets wanted to bring a head coach in that could groom Darnold into the successful franchise quarterback they envisioned when they called his name in last year's Draft. In 2015, Gase took over Chicago's offense and made Jay Cutler into a more consistent quarterback than he had been before.
Gase had control over the 53-man roster in Miami, but it's safe to say he'll share some of that authority with Jets' general manager Mike Maccagnan now. And when Ryan Tannehill was healthy in his first season as Dolphins head coach, he led his team to the playoffs with a 10-6 record. Seen as a rising star in the league, he was hired by the Dolphins as their head coach the following season. I think he's going to make a huge leap next year. There were also questions about whether Gase had lost the support of some players.
This isn't a move that's going to be met with optimism from the long downtrodden Jets fan base.