Eric DeCosta is the general manager in waiting for the Baltimore Ravens, and for years has been in line to succeed Ozzie Newsome. Every year, he is arguably the most coveted candidate, and every year, he rejects every team's overtures. Two years ago, he wouldn't even interview with the New York Jets. However, that hasn't stopped the team.
#Jets are expected to make a significant push for #Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta, per source. Many have tried for the respected executive— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2014
I'm not going to get my hopes up, but this is a swing for the fences. If Woody Johnson is willing to open up the purse strings and hand over full control to DeCosta, it's possible, but still unlikely. This would certainly be a move that would lend significant credibility to the team, and would be almost impossible for the media to criticize. Don't get your hopes up, but this would be awesome.