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Jets request interviews with George Paton and Scott Fitterer for general manager job

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The Jets have added to their list of general manager candidates, requesting interviews with George Paton of the Vikings and Scott Fitterer of the Seahawks according to Ian Rapoport.

Paton’s name regularly pops up during NFL general manager searches. He has frequently turned down interview requests in the past. As Rapoport noted, he has been on the Jets’ radar in the past. He seems to be waiting for the right opportunity rather than somebody who will take the first available job. How that bodes for the Jets would be a guess at this point.

Fitterer is Co-Director of Player Personnel in Seattle along with Trent Kirchner. Kirchner was on the Jets’ radar during their last search for a general manager four years ago. He has interviewed for numerous general manager jobs over the past few years, including for openings in San Francisco, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.

The duo joins Champ Kelly and Joe Douglas as candidates for the open job.