"It's about business," said Edwards. "It wasn't personal. I understand that and they understand that."
Many people feel Edwards had his eye on the Chiefs job for a while, and the coach orchestrated his departure over a period of time.
"I didn't have my eye on any job," said Edwards. "My job was to win games for the New York Jets. That was always my mind-set. People who know me know that I'm not about that. What I do know is I can go to bed at night and sleep good. Everyone isn't going to believe me but it doesn't matter because I know what the truth is. I have to live with myself and I'm okay."
"Hutch" asked him about the thought they he didn't honor his contract.
"I didn't honor my contract because both parties decided I didn't have to," said Edwards. "They said if I wanted to speak to somebody I could and that's what I did. It worked out for both parties."
What does Edwards think of people who say a coach of a 4-12 doesn't deserve a contract extension?
"That's their opinion but it's not about one season, it's about the body of work," said Edwards. "We had a lot of work to do there and I didn't mind doing it. But that (an extension) was never talked about."
Edwards and former Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil talked every Tuesday during the season. Did they ever discuss Vermeil retiring and Edwards possible taking over?
"Never, Ever (came up," said Edwards. "I'll put my hand on the Bible. For people to say that is absurd. I mean, just think about it. If you're in my seat do you ask the man who brought you into this league when are you going to retire? As far as I'm concerned, he could've kept coaching. Whether people believe me or not, I don't care. I know the truth."