Just 12 hours after Brian Schottenheimer “resigned” from the Jets as offensive coordinator, New York just happens to have another guy ready to take the job.
The team announced that former Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano is officially the team’s new offensive coordinator. This was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen Tuesday night.
It remains to be seen whether Todd Haley arrives as a “passing game coordinator.” Sparano only has called plays for one year of his career and isn’t as experienced in the passing game. He certainly hasn’t developed quarterbacks. Sparano could provide a counterbalance to Rex Ryan’s bluster and add some toughness to the team’s offense.
Ross Tucker of ESPN.com raises an interesting possibility. Could Chad Henne follow Sparano from Miami to New York to provide competition for Mark Sanchez.
You know, if Peyton Manning isn’t available.