It appears the Jets have found their man. Now, only one question remains: Does John Idzik want the job?
The Seahawks’ executive has emerged as the “clear front-runner” for the Jets’ vacant general manager position, according to ESPN.
Idzik, the Seahawks’ vice president of football administration, has experience with salary-cap negotiations and scouting _ a plus for the Jets, a team that hasn’t displayed the most sound judgment when it comes to personnel decisions.
A former wide receiver at Dartmouth, Idzik coached in various capacities with Duke, SUNY Buffalo and Scotland’s Aberdeen Oilers in the British American Football League. During his time as Tampa Bay’s assistant GM, he helped build the roster of the Buccaneers’ team that won the Super Bowl 10 years ago. He also helped shape the 2008 NFC champion Cardinals as their senior director of football operations for three seasons.
Idzik, who flew in earlier this week for his second interview with the Jets, is back in Seattle. His father, John, was a Jets assistant coach from 1977-79.