Sorry Richie, I still don't believe Jerry. Your story makes it sound so cut-and-dry but if you actually listened to Jerry's rambling responses, he wasn't nearly that definite.
If Jerry wanted to, he could have said "Yes, Jason can hire and fire his own staff; yes Jason can draft/sign and cut all the players".
Jerry didn't say that. He used a hundred words to say Jason had "final say". What the heck does that mean? Jerry could hand-pick a slate of candidates for asst coaches and let Jason pick the final staff. That would be "final say" but that's hardly the same thing as full autonomy regarding his own staff.
Sorry, Jerry has proven time and time again that his ego is too big to cede so much control. I'll believe it when I see it.