As the Jets try to hire a new General Manager, the list of guys who don’t want the job is almost as long as the list of the guys who do.
Previously, Tom Heckert and Bill Polian said “thanks” and then “no thanks.” Now, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Ravens assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta also has passed on the opportunity to interview for the job.
Per Schefter, DeCosta has a deal in place to succeed Ozzie Newsome as the G.M. of the Ravens.
Another potential impediment may have been DeCosta’s current contract, which reportedly pays him like a G.M. in exchange for preventing him from leaving. Arguably, that provision wouldn’t be binding because it conflicts with league policy allowing front-office employees to take a G.M. position elsewhere. It doesn’t matter, however, if the employee isn’t interested in leaving.
DeCosta isn’t interested in leaving. Or, perhaps more accurately, he isn’t interested in becoming the G.M. of the Jets.