Sparano was hired last March to replace Brian Schottenheimer and take over an offense that struggled mightily. Instead, the former Miami Dolphins head coach wasn't able to jumpstart the running game or figure out a way to use Tim Tebow consistently as the Jets finished 30th in the NFL in total offense.
Sparano was expected to use Tebow as a major part of the Jets' wildcat-style offense, but the popular backup quarterback was mostly a non-factor -- failing to get into the end zone during his first and likely only season in New York.
The contract of quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh also was not renewed.
More Sports Headlines
Lions' Tate returns to CenturyLink Field to face his former team Yankees’ Sabathia to check into alcohol rehab center 2:12 p.m. NFL’s Dolphins fire head coach Joe Philbin Nationals fire manager Matt Williams, coaching staff Lions’ TE Ebron could cause problems for Seahawks Seahawks' secondary won’t be bored Monday night against Lions Seahawks' Lynch, Mebane won't play Monday night against Lions Mariners end season with 3-2 victory over A's
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.