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Jets interviewing Omar Khan for G.M. job

The Jets ultimately could be replacing Mike Tannenbaum with another Mike Tannenbaum.

The recently-fired G.M. rose through the ranks as a cap-and-contracts specialist.  Now that the Jets are having trouble replacing Tannenbaum with a traditional “football guy,” they’re turning their attention to another cap-and-contracts specialist.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will interview Omar Khan for the G.M. position on Thursday.  Khan currently serves as the director of football and business administration in Pittsburgh.

As the search expands, there’s a chance that the eventual hire will have less power than previously envisioned, with coach Rex Ryan in turn having greater authority over player personnel.

If, alternatively, Khan would have final say over the draft and free agency, he would need to rely on someone like Terry Bradway to help set the table, like Bradway did for Tannenbaum.

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33 Responses to “Jets interviewing Omar Khan for G.M. job”
  1. barrywhererufrom says: Jan 9, 2013 9:39 PM

    Just.sell.the franchise woody and get a stamp collection. Omar the tent maker as the Jets GM makes as much sense as having a college professor as president..enough

  2. grogansheroes says: Jan 9, 2013 9:44 PM

    Just when you think the Jets can’t get any more stupid, they go and redeem themselves!

  3. cool10857 says: Jan 9, 2013 9:54 PM

    The Jets are a joke and will continue to be so long as Rex Ryan is their head coach and Woody Johnson is the owner.

  4. doe22us says: Jan 9, 2013 9:56 PM

    Is he a relation of the Jags owner lol, nah the lack of that dope stache is a dead giveaway.

  5. shivablast says: Jan 9, 2013 9:56 PM


  6. thermalito says: Jan 9, 2013 9:58 PM

    well, it looks like the Jets are assured of stinking for a long time to come.

  7. tigers182 says: Jan 9, 2013 9:59 PM

    He’d fit in with Jacksonville.

  8. vbe2 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:01 PM

    KHANNNN!!!!!! KHANNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. jonsilver1947 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:02 PM

    And we all know how well that worked…oy vey…

  10. beefsbrother says: Jan 9, 2013 10:05 PM

    Woody, you might want to reconsider requiring that the tattooed windbag be part of the package.

  11. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jan 9, 2013 10:06 PM

    ‘Sup Cue Ball?

  12. Deb says: Jan 9, 2013 10:08 PM

    No, no, no. We can handle losing coaches and players, but losing Khan would be a blow–especially now. We’ll need his creative cap management over the next few years. I realize GM is a step up from his current position, but the Jets are a team in disarray. Let’s hope Khan decides he’d rather continue enjoying the relatively smooth waters in Pittsburgh.

  13. buffalose says: Jan 9, 2013 10:08 PM

    Dude looks like Uncle Fester

  14. pinion8ted says: Jan 9, 2013 10:09 PM

    The Jets asked my grandmother to interview, also.

    She turned them down as well.

  15. indianaviking says: Jan 9, 2013 10:11 PM


  16. brownoholic says: Jan 9, 2013 10:14 PM


  17. skon300 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:17 PM

    Diehard jets fan here. But this is turning into a disaster

  18. Jim says: Jan 9, 2013 10:20 PM

    Obviously the team is rudderless. I like Rex, but he shouldn’t have the power he’s managed to grab and his presence is stopping the Jets from luring a good GM into the fold.

    Woody needs to clean house, hire the right person to run the team and step out of the picture himself. Go golfing Woody, and take Rex with you. Use the two remaining years on Ryan’s contract to make him the most expensive caddy ever.

  19. cwk22 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:20 PM

    No traditional football guy would go there. Woody is an idiot!

  20. rethinklogic says: Jan 9, 2013 10:21 PM

    And if that fails they will try his grandfather genghis khan

  21. dwalsh5134 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:23 PM

    Perhaps the Jets are hoping to lure Bill Cowher?

  22. tommyribs says: Jan 9, 2013 10:29 PM


  23. tommyribs says: Jan 9, 2013 10:30 PM

    JETS will NEVER win anything as long as Woody Johnson (LOL) owns the team.

  24. tommyribs says: Jan 9, 2013 10:31 PM

    Holy Crap – old Omar Khan there really looks like he needs to get out in the sun a little bit. The Steelers are working him too hard.

  25. annes22 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:33 PM

    No one wants this job, so good luck to the fans.
    This is another chapter, because no one wants to work with your coach Mr Rex Ryan.

  26. bwpride says: Jan 9, 2013 10:33 PM

    khaaaaaaaan! khaaaaaaaaan!

  27. peepeetoucher says: Jan 9, 2013 10:54 PM

    How do you know that they are having trouble filling the position? You ever think they’re doing something correct for once and doing due diligence to find the best man for the job. Did Manish tell you that? Sounds like something he would tweet. The past week you guys had coaches and GM’s going here and there and wound up some place not even mentioned. Truth is nobody knows whats going on and twitter speculation is like a brush fire. I’m not saying your wrong but at least post some facts that back up your claims instead of just your opinion.

  28. kane337 says: Jan 9, 2013 10:55 PM


  29. ortonsneckbeard says: Jan 9, 2013 10:58 PM


  30. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jan 9, 2013 11:52 PM

    Those of us in Steeler Nation are cringing at the thought of losing Omar Khan — that cat has a real knack for the nuances of effective cap management, creativity and resourcefulness.

    For example, losing Wallace will be far more palatable than losing Khan. That dude is key.

  31. bobzilla1001 says: Jan 10, 2013 5:53 AM

    I never even considered Mr. Khan to be GM material. Wow. This is completely from out in left field…
    Omar Khan is a sensational numbers cruncher, perhaps the best in the business, but a general manager?
    I’m stunned.

  32. giantssb42champs says: Jan 10, 2013 7:56 AM

    We don’t need another GM named Omar in NY.

  33. ravenator says: Jan 10, 2013 10:01 AM

    Isnt this the same guy that bankrolled on restructured contracts this season only to end up 8-8 and now find themselves 20 million over the cap?

    Sounds like a good fit for the Jets though.


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