Candidates for New York Jets general manager job are very wary of taking the job without a long-term deal from the team.
Fans of the long-suffering New York Jets know they’re dealing with a team that can, at times, resemble a circus. While the circus narrative can be a little overblown at times, the team repeatedly makes it oh so easy to paint them with that brush.
While nobody can argue with the firing of Mike Maccagnan, the timing is interesting, as they allowed him to run a critical offseason before making the decision. Now the team might have trouble replacing their former general manager, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Anderson was told by a source that “No one really wants [the] job without [a] long-term deal” and that people are wondering “how much control is [the] new person actually going to have.” That’s certainly not something that fans will want to hear as the team tries to build around Sam Darnold.
The Jets have struggled with their reputation ever since Woody Johnson bought the team, but things had been seemingly looking up after Christopher Johnson took over. However, his forced marriage of Maccagnan and Adam Gase blew up before a game was played. The decision to fire Maccagnan after the meat of the offseason ended has some questioning whether the same old Jets are back.
The Jets will eventually find a general manager. There are only 32 NFL GM jobs and they are all coveted by executives looking to make a name for themselves, or by former executives looking to get back into the game. However, whether the team can get their first choice or not remains to be seen. It doesn’t look hopeful in Jets land at the moment though.