As new Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan starts putting together his front office, he might be hiring a guy who made one of the more dubious draft choices in recent memory.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets are “strongly considering” adding former Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith to the front office.
Smith and Maccagnan are apparently close, and Smith worked his way up through the ranks as Jacksonville’s director of college scouting.
But he’ll probably always be remembered for using a third round pick ( 70th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft on punter Bryan Anger.
Five picks later, the Seahawks drafted some too-short run-around quarterback/second baseman from N.C. State and Wisconsin named Russell Wilson.
It’s hard to dispute Smith’s rationale at the time, because the Jaguars had just spent the previous year’s first-rounder on quarterback Blaine Gabbert, a Real American (bust).
Yeah, they fired him after all that.
Keep on Jets-ing, Jets.