By Gregg Rosenthal
Around The League editor
Published: Jan. 13, 2013 at 12:28 p.m. Updated: Jan. 13, 2013 at 02:39 p.m.
The New York Jets' general manager search is not going well. They have met with a ton of quality candidates, but the position remains open. So what's the problem?
"They can't give the position away," Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported Sunday. "They are now calling back candidates that turned them down, saying please reconsider."
Yikes. This sort of thing usually does not happen because GM jobs are so hard to come by in the NFL.
On the Jets' interview list are former Chicago Bears GM Jerry Angelo, in-house candidate Scott Cohen, Miami Dolphins assistant GM Brian Gaine, Pittsburgh Steelers executive Omar Khan, Seattle Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik, San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble and New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross.
The Jets' situation is tricky because of coach Rex Ryan's presence and Woody Johnson's questionable ownership. Usually, a GM helps pick the coach. The situation is reversed this time.
The Jets also lack offensive talent, not to mention an offensive coordinator. All of those factors are scaring away quality GM candidates.
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