Former Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer (Photo credit: David Pokress)

Brian Schottenheimer knew he was leaving Jets

Former New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer was officially hired as the St. Louis Rams’ offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Speaking to the media, via conference call, Schotty said he knew he would not have been returning to the Jets after this season.

“I don’t think so,” he said.

For his part, Schottenheimer confirmed that the parting was mutual, something that head coach Rex Ryan said at the time.

“I was excited about the possibility of a change and I quite honestly couldn’t be more pleased of how it ended up, that I’m here in St. Louis working for a guy that is just a terrific head coach (Jeff Fisher).”

Oh, and by the way, the Rams visit the Jets next season.

“I’ll look forward to all the games, but it will be fun to go up against those guys,” he said. “Being in New York for six years, I’ve got some great relationships back there. Really, really had a great time coaching there. We had a lot of success. I’m thrilled about the things we were able to do. I wish we could have gotten over the hump and made it to a Super Bowl, but it will a fun game to look forward to.”

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