Jets to interview former Bears exec Jerry Angelo for G.M. opening

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Add another name to the New York Jets interview list.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets will interview former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo for their general manager position on Thursday.

Angelo served as the Bears general manager for 11 years before being fired following the 2011 season. If the Jets hired Angelo, it would be only his third different job since 1987. Angelo served as a director of player personnel from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1987-2000 before being named Bears general manager in 2001.

The Jets have also targeted Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine, Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble.

25 responses to “Jets to interview former Bears exec Jerry Angelo for G.M. opening

  1. Jeez this is getting, there will no be upcoming General Managers that will want the Jets gig, too much nonsense from dealing with the owner and the coach and than not to mention the mess that is the Jets roster where numerous sub-par players have contracts that dont make sense.

    In the end I see the Jets promoting their in house GM, saying he was the best for the job because no credible GM wants this job.

  2. Jets fans, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for you, it does! If you think Rex Ryan is a thorn in your side (which he is), wait til you get a load of Jerry Angelo! We SUFFERED way too long with this guy at the helm. He is absolutely HORRIBLE at evaluating talent and in all the years as the Bears GM, he never once picked a 1st Round draft choice that panned out. I will say that I believe that he’s a very good person and handled himself with class while in Chicago, but we all know where nice guys finish! Good luck with this………

  3. Do the Jets want a guy who knows how to piss away 1st round picks? If so, Jerry’s your guy.

    He also looks like he was an extra on the Sopranos, so he’d fit we’ll in NJ.

  4. There has got to be a better candidate….as a bears fan…just like Lovie couldn’t get the offensive side of the ball correctly from a coaching point of view…Jerry couldn’t draft offensive players especially oline guys… Now he drafted Forte and traded for Cutler..but outside of that we got hot garbage…especially in the first 3 rounds..bust city year in year out…but the New York media will get some classic “sprinkles with a twist” type quotes as Jerry has his own language..

  5. Haha I can’t wait until he ignores the jets o-line problems and responds that good linemen are hard to find and you can’t have an all star at every position when asked about it.

  6. Most candidates for any job expect a thoughtful and professional interview process, not one where the prospective employer drags out the procecss and very publicly names candidates. If I am Gamble, or any other worth candidate, I pass on the Jets.

    That said, does track record mean anything to the Jets?

  7. For all of you know it all’s, Angelo drafted 9 Pro Bowl players in Chicago from the 2002 through the 2009 drafts. One of the better records in the league. Oh, I forgot, they also went to a Super Bowl

  8. Angelo in a nutshell:

    Awful awful awful first round selections, I’m not kidding here guys. In his 11 years he found 1 guy that turned into a playmaker, and he ended up trading him away just as he was getting really good.

    Actually a good track record in rounds 2 and 3 (Briggs, Tillman, Forte, etc.), as well as late round guys who can make a respectable contribution for a couple of years, still not enough for a championship team.

    Very little free agency action for the most part. He used FA to find backups and special teamers, mostly has beens or guys who should have already retired. Signing Julius Peppers was 100% Lovie Smith. Jay Cutler was an alternative to a draft pick, and were talking about the guy who took Rex Grossman in the first round. Bears dodged a bullet with that trade.

    In short, exactly the kind of crap the Jets are used to dealing with.

  9. wow if jet fans thought the offense was awful before wait until angelo starts drafting for you. get ready for picks from schools you have never heard of before or will again. this guy has no clue when judging talent but offense in particular. whoever you have as your qb is doomed since he thinks anybody can play on the offensive line.

  10. The problem is that no one worth a damn wants to go to the Jets anymore.

    This will take some time to fix.

  11. whose going to take a job when they are told–u have to keep the coach and the coach makes all perosnnal calls. some lucky assist to the assist gm is going to be getting a huge pay raise soon

  12. Woody Johnson will not hire Jerry Angelo. Jerry Angelo was stupid enough to take that defensive player the Jets got rid of three years ago. The defensive player’s number was 50.

  13. “He is absolutely HORRIBLE at evaluating talent and in all the years as the Bears GM, he never once picked a 1st Round draft choice that panned out.”

    Greg Olsen was the only one, but they traded him to appease Martz, then fired Martz a year later…Be afraid, Jets fans, be very afraid!

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