Chris Mortensen of ESPN has tweeted about a number of developments in the Jets’ process of staffing up their front office.
ESPN’s Todd McShay will not be joining the team.
The talented ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay (@McShay13) has decided to remain with the network, removing himself from any consideration for a personnel role with the @Jets, per sources. McShay has no comment at this time.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) June 14, 2019
My guess for the last week has been that McShay was pumping up his own chances to land a job in the media, and his hiring probably wasn’t going to happen. My guess now is that McShay realized he wasn’t going to get a job and is now pulling his name out of consideration to save face.
In other news, one rumored front office candidate received a promotion with his current employer and will not be changing teams at this time.
The @Eagles have promoted Andy Weidl to VP of player personnel, filling vacancy of Joe Douglas, new Jets GM. The team website has confirmed.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) June 13, 2019
Weidl now won’t be joining good friend Douglas in NY.
Weidl is reportedly well-respected, but the Eagles could have blocked the move of any front office candidate currently under contract anyway. It will be interesting to see how many members of the Eagles front office have expiring contracts and will jump to the Jets next year.
In another news, a runner up for the general manager job is under consideration for a front office role.
One prominent candidate for GM Joe Douglas' personnel staff with the @Jets is Bears assistant player of personnel Champ Kelly (@ChampKelly1) who also was among the GM candidates the team interviewed, per sources. Kelly and Douglas worked together in Chicago. https://t.co/OYnyvwPg4T— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) June 14, 2019
The rumors about Kelly joining the Jets front office after Douglas was hired have been swirling for weeks.