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Podcast: GM candidates the Jets should contact

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We are nearing the one week mark since the Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan. There has been a striking lack of chatter about the search. Some reports have suggested the Jets will take their time. Others have hinted they are zeroing in on an executive from Philadelphia. Others have hinted Peyton Manning could emerge as a candidate. Others have suggested the team still has not gotten permission to speak with anybody yet. So far there has been little in the way of actual news on the search.

On today’s podcast I offer five candidates I think the Jets should consider for these jobs. I am not saying these are the only five viable options. I am also not suggesting any would be a lock for success, but these are the candidates I would examine to start the search. I will explain my views on the show.

My five candidates are Joe Douglas, the aforementioned Philadelphia executive, Eliot Wolf of Cleveland’s front office, free agent Scot McCloughan, Duke Tobin of Cincinnati’s front office, and Will McClay of Dallas’ front office.