NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Jets’ general manager search is in its third week, and there still doesn’t appear to be a favorite to replace Mike Tannenbaum.
But rest easy, Jets fans. You might have your new GM in less than 24 hours.
Gang Green plans to announce its new general manager by Thursday, league sources told CBS Sports. The website reported that all of the finalists will conclude their interviews on Wednesday.
According to CBS Sports, Steelers executive Omar Khan has already interviewed with the team and Seahawks executive John Idzik is set to meet with team officials on Wednesday. Sources also reported that assistant GM Scott Cohen is being considered for a promotion.
The New York Post reported on Tuesday night that Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross has pulled his name out of the list of potential candidates.
Other names that have been linked to the opening are Dolphins assistant GM Brian Gaine, 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, Montreal Alouettes GM Jim Popp, Packers VP of football administration Russ Ball and former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist.
Tannenbaum, who joined the organization in 1997 and was named general manager in 2006, was fired following the last game of the 2012 season.
Many have speculated that because of the lack of talent on the roster and the so-called “circus” surrounding the franchise, the Jets have had a difficult time filling the position.
“They can’t give the position away,” FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported on “NFL Sunday.” “They are now calling back candidates who have already turned them down, saying, ‘Please reconsider.’ They’re having a hard time finding that GM.”
On Twitter, Glazer said that head coach Rex Ryan isn’t what has scared some candidates away.
“Rex isn’t what GM candidates are concerned with — their cap situation, personnel, QB and the circus turned a lot of candidates off,” Glazer tweeted.
The Jets finished 6-10 and missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
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