His contract was for one year. I think due to Schiano's status as an already proven commodity, this deal seemed like a quid pro quo. You help our defense, and we'll help build your HC candidacy. This is from an 11w article earlier this year re: the Schiano Hire:
According to the term sheet, Schiano's deal is just for the 2016 season and set to expire Jan. 15, 2017. Schiano was out of coaching since Dec. 30, 2013, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relieved him of his head coaching duties following a 4-12 season. Schiano signed a five-year, $15 million contract with the Buccaneers, of which he had three years remaining at the time of his termination.