NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Regardless of whether or not the Jets defeat the Bills in Week 17, 2012 will go down as a disastrous campaign for the franchise.
Though finishing with either six or seven wins doesn’t exactly constitute a miserable season, one can’t argue that New York is currently sitting in a dreadful position. Coming off back-t0-back campaigns in which they missed the playoffs, the Jets seemingly have no direction. They don’t appear to have a franchise quarterback on their roster and the front office deals with fan backlash and controversy nearly every week.
So where does owner Woody Johnson go from here?
New York Post columnist Brian Costello suggests that … wait for it … Bill Parcells is the perfect man to fix the mess that the Jets are currently in. The writer opines that hiring Parcells to be a consultant to find the next general manager would help New York find its way back to respectability.
Current general manager Mike Tannenbaum’s job isn’t safe, according to league sources. The Jets are reportedly reaching out to potential general managers, though they are exploring the option of keeping Tannenbaum in the front office in a cap-management capacity.
Tannenbaum has been the general manager since 2006, though he has been in the organization since 1997, starting out as the Director of Player Contract Negotiations. He has also served as the Senior Vice President of Football Operations and the assistant general manager.
Because of the dire financial situation that the Jets are in as a result of Tannenbaum, CBSSports.com has reported that viable candidates might be hesitant to replace Tannenbaum. The website reported that many potential general managers would, in fact, never consider replacing Tannenbaum given the current circumstances surrounding the team.
“That’s totally ridiculous,” one NFL executive told CBSSports.com. “Only the Jets.”
Parcells was the Jets’ head coach and general manager from 1997-1999. He relinquished his head-coaching duties in 2000, but remained the GM that season.
Is the legendary Bill Parcells the right man to help fix the Jets? If not, who is? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…