Latest On Jets’ GM Search Process

The Jets’ search for a new general manager will likely ramp up after the upcoming holiday weekend, as Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports indicates in a series of tweets. As the process unfolds, key questions could involve the potential return of Jets owner Woody Johnson (currently serving as a U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom) and the willingness of head coach Adam Gase to surrender control of the 53-man roster, per Robinson.

Johnson’s brother Christopher is currently running the Jets and made the decision to fire ex-GM Mike Maccagnan and install Gase in an acting personnel capacity. But prospective GM candidates are, perhaps rightly, concerned at the prospect of Woody Johnson returning to helm the franchise in the near future.

Eagles executive Joe Douglas is still Gase’s top choice for general manager, according to Robinson, but he’d probably be the No. 1 option for any number of GM openings. Douglas is expected to be choosy when it comes to his next opportunity, and Robinson invokes Colts GM Chris Ballard — who was picky before ending up in Indianapolis — as a comparison.

There are reportedly a number of candidates whom Gase would accept as GM, per Robinson, including the 49ers’ Adam Peters, the Bears’ Champ Kelly, and the Lions’ Lance Newmark. Additionally, Jets ownership is believed to “think highly” of Vikings exec George Paton. None of those names have been officially linked to the New York job as of yet.

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  1. Marytown1

    I think the only true answer that will work at this point is a guy by the name of Jesus Christ, and I don’t think he’d accept the job. He’d rather stick to his carpentry. God Bless the Jets fans, they need it.

  2. Dok1234

    I can’t think of any other time a sports organization needed the coach’s blessing to hire his boss. Good job, Jets

      • JJB0811

        At least Pop is a HoF’er. Gruden will scream top volume to PO his QB and ruin another season. It’s that predictable!

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Presumably all those interested in taking the Jets GM job get a cyanide pill as a free bonus.

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