Jets Extend Schottenheimer to 2012
He’s been apart of two memorable runs to the AFC Championship game. He’s personally taken on the maturation process of Mark Sanchez. And he’s one of the most polarizing figures on this New York Jets team. He’s been praised when the team’s winning and crucified when losing. He’s been considered the mad genius of the Jets offense — usually more mad than genius. But no matter where you stand on the topic of Brian Schottenheimer, one thing is indisputable: he’s not going anywhere after the 2011 season.
It has come to the attention of the JetsInsider.com, that the Jets have extended offensive coordinator Schottenheimer for the 2012-13 season.
Schottenheimer has come under fire for a Jets team (5-5) that has struggled offensively after posting the eleventh best offense in 2010. Over the course of their current two-game losing streak the offense has averaged a meekly 14.5 points per game. Overall they rank sixteenth under Schottenheimer, as the unit has still yet to hit their stride.
He was hired by Eric Mangini in 2006 before being retained by Ryan in 2009. When the team drafted Mark Sanchez in ‘09, Schottenheimer assumed the duties of Victor Frankenstein, hellbent on creating an NFL passing monstrosity out the collegiate work in progress. Stating that as his claim to fame, he has seen a mixed bag of success. Here are Sanchez’s career numbers with Schottenheimer at the helm offensively.
- GAMES: 41
- QB RATING: 72.9
- COMPLETION PERCENTAGE: 667-1209 / 55.2%
- PASSING YARDS: 8,068
- PASSING YARDS PER GAME: 196.8
- TOUCHDOWNS: 43
- INTERCEPTIONS: 43
- FUMBLES: 25 (9 lost)
In his first five seasons, Schottenheimer has been mediocre at best — ranging from as low as 26th in total yard in 2007 to 11th last season.