Tony Sparano is out as the Jets’ offensive coordinator. But the Jets wouldn’t be the Jets without leaving him twisting in the wind for a week.
Sparano, who was hired last offseason to replace Brian Schottenheimer, has reportedly been fired. He was informed of the decision last night, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Following the Jets season-ending loss to the Bills over a week ago, Sparano went back to work as coordinator. The coaching staff met the Monday after the loss with owner Woody Johnson, but Sparano was not informed he would be fired. He was still working as recently as Monday.
It was reported by multiple outlets last Monday that Sparano would be fired. Speculation about the Jets hiring fired Chargers coach Norv Turner even circulated last week.
The offense was ranked 28th in the NFL in scoring offense, 30th in total offense, 30th in passing offense and 12th in rushing offense this season.
Both Johnson and head coach Rex Ryan are scheduled to speak to the media for the first time since the season ended Tuesday at 11 a.m.