New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano will be fired by team owner Woody Johnson; at least that’s the big rumor that began floating around the NFL on Sunday.
According to inside sources, Johnson is not happy with the Jets 30th place ranking in total offense for the 2012-2013 season. The rumor also suggests that Johnson has already began putting out feelers to find a new front office employee to head up the Jets offensive line.
According to ESPN:
“Some league sources believe coach Rex Ryan, who will return, would be best served working again with general manager Mike Tannenbaum, which they believe would provide Johnson the type of stability he respects in other organizations led by such owners as the Maras and Rooneys.”
As for the rest of the Jets coaching squad, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s contract has come to an end and special teams coach Mike Westhoff is retiring.
The Jets offense may have performed better in 2012-2013 if Sparano could have settled on a quarterback. QB1 Mark Sanchez struggled throughout the season and was eventually replaced by Greg McElroy during week 16. Tim Tebow was also left in the dust after he was picked up from the Denver Broncos following the previous season.
As the Star-Ledger points out, Sparano is not commenting on his future with the team, instead joking:
“What I am as a coach or any of those things, it’s for somebody else to evaluate and obviously there are a lot of people evaluating me.”
Do you think New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano should return to the team during the 2013-2014 NFL season?