Yeah, I don’t believe we ever really wanted him gone,… just offered him the opportunity to do so (go home), to give him the chance to commit. A solid and oft used psychologically strategic move to shift him to a positive head space/track. I’m also sure they knew that lump of a body would take the 2 years to get ready.
He’s always been a virtual Jobe clone physically, and, it seems will be fit & firing a year ( 2?) earlier,… which you would kind of expect with the modern football/fitness depts today.