NFL Latest News: New York Jets Offensive Coordinator Chan Gailey Retires

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 01/04/17 12:41AM EST

It was obvious that the New York Jets were going to have to make some major changes to their coaching staff this off-season, and the first to go was Chan Gailey, who decided to retire on Tuesday after a 5-11 season as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.

NFL Latest News: New York Jets Major Changes

According to Yahoo Sports News, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson revealed on Sunday that head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan would remain with the team. But some significant changes were also made, as the Jest fired five coaches.

NFL News: New York Jets Offensive Coordinator Chan Gailey Retires

New York Jets announced that 65-year old offensive coordinator Chan Gailey is retiring, and it came as no surprise to Jets fans that Gailey decided to call it a career, especially after such a  dismal season in New York. The timing of the announcement was to allow the Jets enough time to regroup andmove forward.

"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," Gailey said. "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," Bowles said. "The respect that I have for him as a person and a coach only increased during our time together."

NFL News: New York Jets Offensive Coordinator Chan Gailey Impact

Chan Gailey is a two-time NFL head coach, having previously coached the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills. Gailey also had stints as the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, and Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2015, Gailey had set a franchise-record with 5,925 yards and scored 387 points in one season, the most for a Jets team since 1998, and it all happened in his first year with the Jets.

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