According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets will fire offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
According to sources, the Jets do not plan to bring back offensive coordinator Tony Sparano (the Jets are ranked 30th in total offense in Sparano’s first season in the role) and Johnson has been putting out feelers for ideas to determine the ideal structure of his front office.
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.
Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s contract is up and longtime special teams coach Mike Westhoff is retiring.
Even though Johnson doesn’t want to blow things up, it’s time for the Jets to clean house.