Meet the Candidates: Jets Top 3 GM Choices

Still in the midst of the hiring process, the New York Jets have yet to officially announce their new general manager. With Jets fans growing restless, GWR's Thomas Rende is ready to narrow the search down to three top candidates.

So the general manager search continues for the New York Jets. They have yet to find anyone that they really like and they have yet to find anyone who really likes them. Its like a High School hallway, nobody is willing to say who likes the other creating awkward drama. In any case, the Jets are looking to resolve the issue by bringing back some candidates that they have already interviewed. Since the general manager is such an important position within an organization, I am here to give the fans a dosage of assurance to who can lead this team back to glory.

The Top 3:

1. John Idzik, VP of Football Administration, Seattle Seahawks:

I think every Jets fan hopes for the same thing every year, and that is to be a championship contender. Wherever Idzik has gone, success has inevitably followed him. When he was promoted to Director of Football Administration of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996 the team began to flourish with the core of Derrick Brooks, John Lynch, and Warren Sapp. The team captured a Super Bowl in 2002, the year before Idzik was promoted to the assistant GM position. After a couple of years Idzik moved to the Arizona Cardinals as the Senior Director of Football operations. His three-year stay helped pave the way for the Cardinals Super Bowl run in 2009 and he helped land Larry Fitzgerald, Antrel Rolle, Kurt Warner, and Karlos Dansby. His stay in Seattle has been marked with a strong ability to be multi-faceted. He has dealt mostly with player negotiations and contracts but has remained very active with personnel decisions, which the Seahawks have done an excellent job with. From dealing for Marshawn Lynch to acquiring Chris Clemons to drafting Earl Thomas, he has had a hand in acquiring top tier talent.

2. Omar Kahn, director of football and business administration, Pittsburgh Steelers:

He has dealt mostly with numbers throughout his time in Pittsburgh but that isn't a bad thing. He seems qualified to help get the Jets in prime position to succeed and may have a better long-term outlook than some of the other possible GM candidates. He is young at 35 years old but may be able to use some negotiating skills to make good on further signings.

3. Marc Ross, director of college scouting, New York Giants:

Some may point to the lack of depth as the main source of problems for the team last year. Mike Tannebaum failed to get any depth at the skill positions resulting in a completely inept offense. Ross has gotten great experience working under one of the best GM's in the game. He has helped draft Hakeem Nicks, Linval Joseph, Jason Pierre-Paul, and David Wilson. It hurts to admit that the other New York team was doing things right but the Jets would be smart to steal Ross away from the Giants.


Scot McCloughlan, Senior Personnel Executive, Seattle Seahawks:

McLoughlan hasnt been linked to the Jets GM job hunt but he absolutely should. He seems to have had more of a hand in the personnel decisions of the team as he has worked close with the GM of the Seahawks. He used to be the GM of the San Francisco 49ers and drafted a lot of the same players that are leading the 49ers to the NFC Championship game. He doesn't seem to be going anywhere but the Jets would do themselves some good by inquiring about his services.

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