The New York Jets waited until nine days after the season ended, but on Tuesday morning, the club fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano after just one season.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported the firing and other outlets soon followed with their own reports of the move.
The Jets had hired the former Miami Dolphins head coach after he was let go last year by their division rival.
Under Sparano, quarterback Mark Sanchez regressed to the point of being benched late in the year after a four-interception performance against Tennessee.
Also, Sparano, who brought the Wildcat to the Dolphins while he was there and was supposed to do the same in New York, used Tim Tebow with only limited production in that role with the Jets.
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