Vikings assistant general manager George Paton has turned down the Jets' overtures to interview him for their general manager job.
Vikings assistant GM George Paton has declined the Jets request to interview for their GM opening, per source. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 31, 2014
George Paton was on the Jets short list for GM. I'm told consultant Charley Casserly was extremely high on him. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 31, 2014
My understanding is George Paton has decided to remain with Vikings as assistant GM. He has told people that he's happy with team's track— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 31, 2014
It isn't easy to say how good these candidates are, but I'm not sure I heard much of a rationale for Patton's candidacy outside of Casserly liking him and other teams showing interest in him. The search goes on without Minnesota's assistant general manager part of the mix.