The Dolphins announced Wednesday morning that OC Chan Gailey has resigned from his post.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) January 6, 2021
“I want to thank Chan for all of his hard work and dedication in what was a unique year,” Dolphins HC Brian Flores said. “He played an important role on the staff and in the development of our young roster. I wish him all the best.”
You could be forgiven for having a bit of whiplash. An incorrect report came out Monday that Gailey would be fired before Flores told reporters yesterday that he expected all of his coordinators back.
Now it looks like Gailey will indeed be moving on and the Dolphins will be looking for their third offensive coordinator in as many seasons.
Gailey, 69, got his coaching start in the NFL with the Broncos as their TE coach in 1985. After five years with the Broncos, he left for head coaching positions in minor league football but returned to the NFL in 1994 as an assistant with the Steelers.
The Cowboys hired Gailey as their head coach in 1998 but he lasted just two seasons. He was the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins for two years before leaving to be the head coach at Georgia Tech until 2007.
After a year as the OC for the Chiefs, Gailey was hired by the Bills as head coach and remained in that position until 2012. He spent two years as OC for the Jets until 2016 when he retired. He was persuaded to come back for the Dolphins for a year in 2020.
In 2020, the Dolphins finished No. 22 in total offense and No. 15 in points per game, including No. 20 in passing yards per game and No. 22 in rushing yards per game.