Welcome to Jets day here at Pro Football Rumors. For those of you who are just joining us:
- The Jets fired GM Mike Maccagnan, after he was entrusted to allocate $100MM+ in cap room and use the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.
- The Jets appointed new head coach Adam Gase as their interim GM.
- The leader in the clubhouse for the “permanent” post is Eagles executive Joe Douglas.
- Gase, who endorses Douglas, did not want the team to sign Le’Veon Bell. Bell is under contract through 2022 on a $52MM deal.
And, now, the latest – the Jets have their eyes on NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah for “a prominent front-office position,” sources tell ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Jeremiah moved up the ranks at NFLN after Mike Mayock was tapped as the GM of the Raiders and Jeremiah could be the next to go from the booth to the war room.
Schefter notes that Douglas is close friends with Jeremiah, which could make the two a package deal. It is not immediately clear whether Jeremiah, who is a widely respected TV personality, would also garner consideration for the GM vacancy.
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