Vikings’ George Paton Turns Down Jets

George Paton has completed the hat trick. On Thursday, the Vikings assistant general manager declined to interview with the Jets for the third time in his career, according to Chad Graff, Jon Krawczynski, and Connor J. Hughes of The Athletic (on Twitter). 

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Paton turned down the Jets’ invitation to interview for the GM job in 2013 and again in 2015. The well-respected executive will instead remain with the Vikings, leaving Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer, Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly, and Saints director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot as the club’s only known candidates.

There’s no word on why Paton has rejected the Jets (for a third time), but many have speculated that the club’s internal discord and Adam Gase‘s control of the 53-man roster could be sticking points for top candidates.

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9 comments on “Vikings’ George Paton Turns Down Jets

  1. TheTruth12

    This is hilarious I’m loving every minute. You know New York sports is in a horrible place when the Nets are the second best team

    • bklynny67

      not sure why that would make you love every minute… Unless your life is just so sad that this is the only joy you get

      • JJB0811

        It’s fun watching bad organizations make continual bad choices. Watching the Jets, Bills, and Fins this century (and further back) is like watching the 3 stooges in real life. Comedy gold.

  2. Matthew Heywood

    Why would you want the mess and the dysfunction that is the jets? Add in you are under a heavy spot light it just isn’t worth it

  3. Armaday

    Douglas May very well say no to a Jets offer. I believe having both the GM position and Gase both reporting to the Johnsons is going to make this difficult. Time for Woody to step back in and change this policy.

  4. vinman66

    No GM wants the job, because they want their own pick of a coach, not one that is already seated in the drivers seat.

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