Brian Schottenheimer will not return to New York Jets

By Marc A. Greenberg

Brian Schottenheimer has informed the New York Jets that he will not return next season as the teams Offensive Coordinator.

“After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to return to the New York Jets in 2012,” said Schottenheimer in a statement released by the Jets. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished in the six years I have been here.

“I am grateful for the relationships that I have with our players and coaches and appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into our success. My family and I would like to thank Rex Ryan and the entire Jets organization and wish them continued success. I look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”

Rex Ryan said that he understood Schottenheimer wanted a “fresh start” elsewhere and knows he’ll be a “successful head coach” some day.