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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Miami Dolphins have made Adam Gase the youngest head coach in the NFL.
The team announced the signing Saturday morning and will hold a 3 p.m. press conference.
“We did exhaustive research on all of the candidates ahead of time and conducted thorough and detailed interviews with each person,” said Dolphins Owner and Managing General Partner Stephen Ross. “In the end, I was convinced and the search committee was unanimous Adam was the right leader for our football team who best met all of our priorities. He has high-energy is competitive and driven to win with a mindset of teaching and developing players.”
In 2015, Gase, 37, was the Offensive Coordinator for the Chicago Bears.
Despite having an offense that ranked 23rd in the league in scoring, Gase is considered a “quarterback whisperer” that got the most out of the QB’s he has worked with.
Bears signal-caller Jay Cutler reduced his interception totals from 18 in 2014 to just 11 in 2015. Gase also gained respect for his time in Denver working with Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning as the QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator.
With the signing, Adam Gase becomes the 12th head coach in Dolphins franchise history.