‘Rebuffed’ Jets can’t give general manager job away
JANUARY 13, 2013
by ZACK KELBERMAN
The Jets have cast a wide net in their search to replace general manager Mike Tannenbaum, with the job seemingly up for grabs.
Unfortunately for Gang Green, they can’t seem to reel anyone in.
“They can’t give the position away,” FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday. “They are now calling back candidates that turned them down, saying please reconsider.”
Among the most reliable insiders, Glazer added that New York is getting “rebuffed a lot” due to several circumstances — Rex Ryan not included.
@JayGlazer via twitter:
Rex isn't what GM candidates are concerned with - their cap situation, personnel, QB and the circus turned a lot of candidates off
The Jets have interviewed at least 12 known candidates, including ex-Bears GM Jerry Angelo, considered a “name to watch.” But most up-and-comers, such as 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, appear to be wary of a desolate situation, and don’t watch to hitch their star to a barren wagon.
With Ryan heading into 2013 as a lame duck coach, an offense that’s devoid of talent, and a salary cap held hostage by a series of bad contracts, it’s no surprise the Jets are on Plan Z at this point.