The Jets announced Tuesday that OC Chan Gailey is retiring from the NFL and that they’ve fired QBs coach Kevin Patullo, RBs coach Marcel Shipp, DL coach Pepper Johnson, OLBs coach Mark Collins and DBs coach Joe Danna.
“I informed Coach Bowles prior to the 2016 season that I would retire after this season,” Gailey said in a statement. “I thought it was best to tell him early, so that he could begin to think about how he would move the team forward on offense. While we did not have the season we all wanted to have, I think there are some great people here at the Jets and in the New York/New Jersey area. I wish them all the best moving forward.”
“I’m grateful to Chan for joining our coaching staff and enjoyed working with him,” said HC Todd Bowles. “The respect that I have for him as a person and a coach only increased during our time together.”
This doesn’t come as a big surprise, as other had reported that Gailey could be out after the season.
Alex Marvez previously tossed out former Chargers HC Mike McCoy as a name to watch for the Jets if their offensive coordinator job became available.
Gailey, 64, was hired to run the Jets’ offense back in 2015. However, after an impressive first year in New York, the Jets’ offense has really taken a major step back in 2016.
The Jets currently rank No. 25 in total yards, No. 13 in rushing yards, No. 27 in passing yards and No. 30 in points scored this year.