Doug Marron will resign as New York’s head coach effective March 2, the team announced Thursday.
The Jets announced the decision via Twitter: “Coach Doug Marrone has been removed as head coach.
We wish him all the best.”
The news comes as a surprise, given that Marrone had been expected to remain in his post for at least a year.
He was expected to return to his alma mater in the spring, but that decision was met with controversy and the Jets eventually released him.
The firing comes after a tumultuous 2016 season in which Marrone, who was fired after the Jets went 4-12 in 2016, was under scrutiny for several incidents of alleged sexual harassment.
The Jets lost seven of their first eight games of the season, which included two of their worst performances in franchise history.
Marrone was also fired for violating team policy and was suspended indefinitely from the team, and his firing is not a surprise given the fallout.
The firing came just days after Marrone was suspended from his post by the NFL for four games for a sexual assault allegation.
The team released a statement Thursday saying that Marron was “determined to work with the New York Giants to win the Super Bowl this season.”
The Jets are currently 3-7, the worst record in the league and one of just two teams in the AFC East to finish the season 0-15.