A New York Jets helmet is held behind a player's back during the national anthem before NFL action against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium before the game on September 25, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. The 60-year-old Williams served as the Browns defensive coordinator for 2017-18 before taking over for the deposed Hue Jackson.
Instead of picking McCarthy, the Jets went with Gase, who lasted only three years as the Dolphins coach.
The Dolphins reached the playoffs in Gase's first year.
The Packers fired McCarthy after a surprising home loss to the Arizona Cardinals on December 2, ending a 13-year run in Green Bay. During Denver's record-breaking season in 2013, Manning threw 55 touchdown passes.More news: Trump spruiks 'crisis' on border, Democrats demand government re-open
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Ryan took the same bravado act that had grown exhausted in NY and brought it to Buffalo. "The former Green Bay Packers coach is interested in only one team, the Jets, although it appears they're the only team interested in him".
The Jets met with seven other coaches about their vacancy, including Mike McCarthy, Kris Richard, Jim Caldwell, Eric Bieniemy, Todd Monken, Matt Rhule and Kliff Kingsbury, who took the Arizona Cardinals job.
After a 5-11 season in 2018, Shurmur remains a work in progress in his second head-coaching stint.
Hey, only time will tell if Gase was the right call.