According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the New York Jets will not be getting Peyton Manning in the building.
There does not appear to be a Manning family reunion in the works at MetLife Stadium.
Schefter revealed his report on the ESPN morning talk Get Up!. Speaking with host Mike Greenberg, Schefter painted a rather unflattering picture of the Jets situation.
“(There’s) speculation out there about Peyton Manning, but he’s not going to be the next general manager of the New York Jets,” Schefter said. “Peyton Manning would be great at anything he does. He’s not going to take that job. That’s not going to be something that happens.”
The former NFL quarterback does have connections to the modern Jets. Head coach and interim general manager Adam Gase was Manning’s positional coach and offensive coordinator for part of his Denver tenure.
“It’s not practical, it’s not realistic,” Schefter continued. “The Jets may have been interested in him. We know how close Gase and Peyton Manning are. But he’s not going to the next GM of the New York Jets.”
Manning’s name has been linked to several front office jobs since his retirement in 2016. His younger brother Eli remains the starting quarterback of the New York Giants.
Schefter did mention Joe Douglas, a more likely name to take the Jets’ helm. Douglas has spent the past three seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles’ Vice President of Player Personnel.
“I think it’s his job to lose,” Schefter said. “Some people have viewed it as a foregone conclusion that Joe Douglas would be the guy in New York. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. I don’t think they’re that far along. But I think the Jets will come at him hard. I think they will entice him to leave Philadelphia.”