The team announced Tuesday night that Schottenheimer had decided to resign even though he still has two years and $3.2 million left on his contract. "It appears the two sides worked out an agreement for him to walk away instead of getting fired," according to the New York Post.
A source to the paper says the team already has Schottenheimer's replacement lined up: former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano, who was fired in Florida after Week 14. He had "led" the Fins to a 4-9 record this season and a 29-32 record overall over almost four seasons.
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