- Geno Smith would fit in very nicely in Gailey's spread offense. In this offense, the quarterback won't be taking a lot of deep drops and would be expected to complete a lot of shorter throws and screens. The key would be the receivers being able to gain yards after the catch. This is similar to the type of system Geno Smith ran in college at West Virginia.
- His running game on offense is zone-based, with a ton of runs out of the shotgun and the pistol. This would seem to fit a guy like Bilal Powell, who can make a lot of plays in the running game and the receiving game.
- Receivers Jeremy Kerley, Eric Decker, and Percy Harvin (if retained), would seem to be natural fits in this scheme. All three are great in the short game and can make big plays after the catch.
- There are a ton of guys who the Jets could pick at six that really fit this scheme. Amari Cooper, Marcus Mariota, and Kevin White, would all be good fits in Gailey's offense.
- Just like Todd Bowles, Gailey finds a way to work with what he is. He succeeded in the past with Tyler Thigpen as his quarterback.
When the news first broke that Chan Gailey was on the top of Todd Bowles' list to become the Jets offensive coordinator, many were not happy. Gailey has been out of football since 2012 and wasn't exactly successful his last time around with the Bills. However, for the Jets he would not have the have the pressures of being a head coach. He can just focus on the offensive side of the ball. With the current players the Jets have, Gailey's offensive system would seem to be a great fit for the following reasons: