Many individuals, such as myself, have expressed interest in Scot McCloughan, the former general manager for the San Francisco 49ers and a former executive with the Seattle Seahawks. I previously said that I would love him at general manager, but as John B. pointed out, he may be a better fit in a Terry Bradway-type role as the head of scouting. It seems as though the New York Jets agree:
You can add NYJ to OAK and WSH as the teams to reach out to Scot McCloughan for prominent personnel position. We'll see if he is interested— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 6, 2015
McCloughan is widely considered one of the best scouting minds in the league. Ron Wolf, one of the consultants on the search for a head coach and general manager, gave McCloughan his first job in the league as a scout, and has since said he has an "exceptional, uncanny" gift for scouting. McCloughan either drafter or played a large role in drafting Frank Gore, Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis, Joe Staley, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner, Bruce Irvin, etc.
ESPN recently wrote an article on McCloughan, which is an absolute must read. I don't know what it will take to get McCloughan, but there's little I wouldn't be willing to give him to get him to New York.
It seems as though McCloughan is close to finalizing a deal with the Washington Redskins, but it doesn't appear as though it's done yet.