Yeah. Mike Jones (Who? Mike Jonesss) basically just tweeted what I was thinking when I initially saw the report.
@MikeJonesWaPo: So Shanahan was going to leave $14M on table right after winning a NFC East Riiiiight. Someone planning an exit strategy if no extension?
Shanny has always deflected while being here but this is low. He has Schefter in his pocket and is leaking this to make himself the victim. Dan should just can him after the game for the betterment of everybody for the final three games. Nothing to gain keeping him.