Report: Candidates have concerns about taking Jets’ GM job
The New York Jets are in the process of searching for a new general manager, but they may have trouble attracting qualified candidates given all that has gone on with the team’s front office this offseason.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson was told by an NFL source that executives are not interested in the Jets’ general manager job unless the team is willing to make a long-term commitment. The belief is that the current staff in place is not equipped to handle personnel decisions, but there’s concern over how much control the new GM is going to be given.
League source commenting on the #Jets GM vacancy Thurs: "No one really wants job without long-term deal. Staff in place is not qualified to handle personnel matters. (People are wondering) how much control is new person actually going to have."
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 24, 2019
A lot of that probably refers to head coach Adam Gase, as he appears to have won out in a power struggle with former Jets GM Mike Maccagnan. Gase reportedly disagreed with some of the decisions Maccagnan made in free agency, and he then removed himself entirely from the draft process when Maccagnan was not allowing him to have enough input.
Gase hasn’t even coached a game with the Jets, but it seems like there are already people who are skeptical of the way he is trying to manage the team. He tried to put some of that talk to rest with his comments about Le’Veon Bell this week, but you have to wonder if his presence is making the GM job less appealing.