Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey resigns

Veteran coach steps aside after Miami misses playoffs
Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey
Posted at 9:32 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 09:37:30-05

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has resigned.

The team announced his resignation Wednesday.

"I want to thank Chan for all of his hard work and dedication in what was a unique year," head coach Brian Flores said in a statement. "He played an important role on the staff and in the development of our young roster. I wish him all the best."

Gailey was tasked with grooming rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who was the fifth overall pick in last year's draft.

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But the offense sputtered down the stretch, culminating with a blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills that cost Miami a playoff berth.

Gailey is a 21-year NFL veteran, having previously served as head coach of the Bills (2010-12) and Dallas Cowboys (1998-99).

The 69-year-old former Florida Gators quarterback was in his second stint with the Dolphins, having served in the same capacity from 2000-01.

He has also been an offensive coordinator for the New York Jets (2015-16), Kansas City Chiefs (2008) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1996-97) and was head coach at Georgia Tech from 2002-07.