Dolphins OC Chan Gailey to Leave Miami After Just One Year

Xavien Howard (25) of Miami Dolphins in 2018. Photo by Adam Lacy/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores announced that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has resigned from the team and won’t be back with the organization next season.

Gailey previously retired in 2017 after coaching with the New York Jets for two years but decided to return and take the Miami offensive coordinator job this year.

Gailey had a history with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was slated to be the Dolphins’ starting quarterback at the beginning of the season. Gailey coached Fitzpatrick when they were both members of the Buffalo Bills from 2010 to 2012.

A new offensive coordinator in 2021 will probably be the best thing for the Dolphins, since rookie Tua Tagovailoa, who Miami took with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft, did not look very effective in Gailey’s scheme, which was obviously designed with Fitzpatrick in mind.

Despite missing the playoffs, Miami finished the season with 10 wins and appears to be a team on the rise.

Finding the right offensive coordinator to tap into Tagovailoa’s potential and mold him into a true franchise quarterback will be the biggest priority this offseason for the Dolphins, along with putting together a good supporting cast for Tagovailoa on the offensive side of the ball.