Dolphins coach Joe Philbin wasn’t able to save offensive line coach Jim Turner’s job. But Philbin was able to save Turner’s pay.
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wanted to fire Turner with cause, which would have cut off the two remaining years of salary under his contract with the team. At best, Turner would have had to fight for the money — with the league office determining the outcome and no entitlement to interest or attorneys’ fees or any other damages if he’d prevailed.
Per Volin, Philbin successfully lobbied for Ross to fire Turner without cause, which means that Turner will receive ongoing compensation from the team.
Turner’s pay will be offset by any money he receives from another team, if Turner finds another job in coaching. If he wants, he could take the next two years off and still receive the money he would have gotten from the Dolphins.