The Jets hire Chan Gailey as Offensive Coordinator

chan gaileyGailey CowboysGailey KC According to published reports despite there being a delay in a forthcoming announcement…

The New York Jets have hired Chan Gailey as their offensive coordinator, a move that had been expected since Todd Bowles became head coach last Wednesday.

The 63-year-old Gailey was out of football the last two seasons after being fired as Buffalo’s coach following the 2012 season. But Bowles had targeted Gailey early to be a part of his coaching staff, which is beginning to take shape.

There appeared to be a holdup in Gailey joining the Jets as the sides worked out a contract the last few days, but the team announced the hiring Tuesday.

Gailey, who replaces Marty Mornhinweg, has previously served as the offensive coordinator under Dan Reeves in Denver, Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh, Dave Wannstedt in Miami and Herm Edwards in Kansas City.

There was a thought that Gailey possibly was considering other offers, something that he himself said candidly when asked.

Gailey said that besides the Jets, “two or three” other teams have approached him about their offensive coordinator jobs. He declined to name those teams.

“There’s other people that have called me,” Gailey said. “Nothing major or serious or whatever term you want to use at this point, concrete. But I have talked with other people.”

Gailey is willing to give the Jets and Bowles the first opportunity to hire him, though. And those other organizations know that, Gailey said.

“I told Todd I’d give him, because he’s talked to me for quite a while, so I told him I would try to get it done with him first,” Gailey said. “I told other people that have called that’s what I would do.”

But in the end Todd Bowles and the New York Jets have their man Chan Gailey to direct their offense.

Published by bklynboy59

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