As the Jets keep searching for a General Manager who can and will work with coach Rex Ryan, they’ve finally decided to consider plucking a candidate from one of the league’s model franchises.
Per a league source, Packers V.P. of football administration/player finance Russ Ball quietly has interviewed for the job.
Ball, who serves as Ted Thompson’s right-hand man in Green Bay, has been with the Packers since 2008. He previously worked with the Saints, Redskins, Vikings, and Chiefs.
It was believed that the Jets were interested in Packers director of operations John Dorsey, but he is expected to become the Chiefs G.M.
Other candidates to replace Mike Tannenbaum are Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine, Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan, Montreal Alouettes G.M. Jim Popp, Seahawks V.P. of football administration John Idzik, and Jets assistant G.M. Scott Cohen.