Ian Rapoport says the Jets are likely to move on from offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.
Jets owner Woody Johnson is inclined to keep coach Todd Bowles in what figures to be a crucial, pressure-packed 2017. He did win 10 games in 2015, the injuries and lack of depth hurt him, and so did brutal quarterback play. But barring a change of heart, Bowles will get another crack. Don't be surprised if he does so with a new offensive coordinator. Chan Gailey, who turns 65 in less than a week, is expected to either take an advisory role or move on from the Jets in favor of an OC who will be more Bowles' style.
2 OC notes: 1. When #Jets find a new OC, it’ll be someone who values the TE & run game. 2. Keep an eye on Greg Roman for the #Ravens job.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 1, 2017
If you want somebody who will value the tight end position, it would help to have a quality NFL tight end on the roster. The Jets don’t have one. The best one is probably Austin Seferian-Jenkins, a reclamation project who has not shown a whole lot in his brief time with the team.
I’m also hoping the top quality the team searches for is somebody who has shown an ability to develop a young quarterback rather than somebody who values the run game. If you want to establish the run to help simplify things for a quarterback, that’s a good idea, but the quarterback position needs to be the focus.