It's very likely that both Rex Ryan and John Idzik will be fired in under 24 hours, that's just the way it is. There are reports surfacing left, right and centre and we're going to do our best to bring you every murmur regarding the Jets search for a new GM and HC.
Ian Rapoport tweeted this morning that the Jets are looking to interview four candidates for the vacant general manager position. We're sure they will interview many many more, but the four here are the four the Jets reportedly want to interview:
Four names #Jets hope to interview for GM: George Paton (Vikings), Ryan Pace (Saints), Trent Kirchner (Seahawks), Will McClay (Cowboys)— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2014
George Paton is the assistant general manager over in Minnesota and he has been with the organization for 7 years now. Before that he spent some time in Miami and Chicago and has a very close relationship with current Vikings GM Rick Spielman. The Dolphins asked permission to interview him last year and he has a strong history in pro personnel having working in that department for several years.
Ryan Pace is the current director or player personnel in New Orleans. He has only been in that role since 2013 and he was working very closely on college scouting. He spent 6 years as director of college scouring before being promoted to his current position. He has a long history of working in scouting on both the college front and the NFL front and would bring a strong evaluation talent to the franchise.
Trent Kirchner is director or player personnel in Seattle, a team who have drafted and signed some excellent players over the course of the last 4-5 years, culminating in them winning a Championship. Many people will be wary of taking a chance on another Seattle guy, but unlike Idzik, Trent is a player guy not a money guy.
Will McClay is assistant director or player personnel in Dallas. He is in charge of pro scouting and has extensive experience working in the arena league head coaching circuit. This one is a little strange to me but he would be worth an interview.
It's important to note that all of these guys have a history in scouting or player evaluation.