McCarthy was sacked as the Packers' head coach mid-way through the 2018 season.
It was rumored McCarthy was going to either the Cleveland Browns or the New York Jets. Francesa stated that former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was clearly the preferred choice of the fan base.
Gase has earned his reputation as a coach who works well with quarterbacks, but his offensive philosophies as a head coach often provided curious results. Gase worked with Manning from 2012 through 2014-first as the Broncos' quarterbacks coach, and then as offensive coordinator. "We looked at everything, and it was either NY or stay out".
It turns out he'll remain in the AFC East, and face the Dolphins twice every regular season as a rival head coach.
After coaching the Jets for six seasons before being fired in 2014, Ryan was offered the Buffalo head-coaching job so quickly it was as if the Bills thought they were pursuing a hybrid of Vince Lombardi, Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells.
The Packers fired McCarthy earlier this off-season after 13 seasons with the club.
NY 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. That remains the NFL's single-season record.
Hey, only time will tell if Gase was the right call.