The Dolphins officially announced Gailey’s departure on Wednesday morning, and now the team will look for a new offensive coordinator to assist in the development of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
“I want to thank Chan for all of his hard work and dedication in what was a unique year,” Flores said in an official statement. “He played an important role on the staff and in the development of our young roster. I wish him all the best.”
Gailey came out of retirement to join Flores’ staff prior to the 2020 season, replacing offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea, but had mixed results at best.
Dolphin fans, and many analysts, criticized the overly conservative playcalling when Tua was in the game, which was evident during Miami’s season finale blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills that eliminated them from landing a playoff berth despite being in the driver’s seat.
Miami finished 22nd in total offense (339 yards per game) and 15th in scoring (25.3 points per game) during the 2020 season.