Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase can expect a call from the Miami Dolphins asking if he will interview for their head coaching vacancy.
A source told FOXSports.com on Friday night that Gase is among the candidates Dolphins management hope to speak with after the 2015 regular season ends.
Gase, 37, is projected as a favorite to land a head coaching gig in 2016 largely because of his impressive work with quarterbacks. Following a record-setting 2013 and 2014 run with Peyton Manning in Denver, Gase helped rejuvenate Jay Cutler’s career after following head coach John Fox from the Broncos to the Bears in 2015.
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The Dolphins are in need of the same improvement for Ryan Tannehill, who regressed this season after steady progress in his first three NFL campaigns. Miami is 5-10 entering Sunday’s finale against visiting New England (12-3).
The Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin after a 1-3 start. In a letter sent Friday to season-ticket holders, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said that multiple candidates will be interviewed. That includes interim replacement Dan Campbell, although he is considered a long shot with Miami posting a 4-7 mark since his promotion.