New York Jets OC Chan Gailey retires: Potential replacements

January 1, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly looks on during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 25-23. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

3. Chip Kelly

While I can hear the collective groaning from the Jets fan base, hear me out for a second. His head coaching tenure in the NFL hasn’t exactly gone the way he had hoped.

But there are pillars of that fast-paced high-octane offense if he’s willing to adapt. Nothing to this point has shown that he’s willing, but he’s got the offensive expertise.

He would be a splashy hire that would bring a lot of hype and promise to 2017. Most analysts think that Kelly will head back to the collegiate world.

He just missed an opportunity to return to his old stomping grounds with Oregon hiring a new coach. Maybe he can rebuild his resume if he really has desires of staying in the NFL. If he can make the Jets offense look explosive, there will be plenty of teams vying for his services.