On Sunday, there were reports that indicated 49ers exec Tom Gamble was poised to become the next general manager of the Jets.
That may come to pass, but multiple reports from New York put Gamble’s hiring as less of a sure thing than it seemed during the weekend. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Jets “are said to be focused on another candidate.” Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell interviewed for the job last week and the team also has interviews scheduled Monday with Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and their own Assistant General Manager Scott Cohen.
One of the reports that pointed toward Gamble joining the Jets centered on Gamble delaying an interview with the Chargers. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the interview was pushed back to Tuesday because of family reasons. Costello also reports that Gamble is still scheduled to meet with the Browns about their vacancy as well.
This could all be part of the dance that still winds up with Gamble in New York, of course, as the Jets do need to interview Ross or another minority candidate to satisfy the Rooney Rule before they can make any hire. However things come to pass, some enterprising t-shirt makers have just the thing to welcome the next Jets general manager to town.