Jets add two more names to General Manager search


The Jets have doubled their list of candidates for their vacant General Manager position.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, they’ve asked to speak with Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer.

Paton has made the loop of interviews before, but has been with the Vikings the last 12 seasons and no apparent link to Jets coach Adam Gase. Fitterer has been with the Seahawks since 2001, which keeps him from crossing paths with Gase, but he interviewed for the Chiefs job two years ago.

They join the previously reported Joe Douglas and Champ Kelly, both of whom have ties to Gase.

10 responses to “Jets add two more names to General Manager search

  1. Better add Scott Pioli former Asst GM of the Falcons who is stepping down” to pursue OTHER potential opportunities.

  2. @tomfrontera8393

    Pioli is great as a VP/Director of player personnel/Director of scouting. But let’s not forget about what he was as a full time GM and the well documented “culture” him and Todd Haley brought to KC.

  3. If I’m George Paton, I’m staying put with the Vikings. One of two things are almost certainly going to happen in the next two seasons: The Vikings will fail to win a Super Bowl and the Spielman-Zimmer-Cousins era will be done. Paton could be handed the reigns to a franchise he’s already familiar with and be able to start fresh with a new coach and QB.
    Or #2, the Vikings win the Super Bowl and keep the aforementioned people, but Paton becomes a much more attractive candidate and can land a job BEFORE Free Agency and the Draft and actually hire his own coach

  4. Paton knows the Vikings GM job is his when Spielman hangs it up. Wait for a good job with the Vikings, or crash & burn with Gase in NY? I know what I would do.

  5. What’s with all the praise for Gase? “His teams always play tough?” REALLY? What games were you watching, Chris?

    If I’m an aspiring GM, I’m not even putting my name up for consideration for this gig.

    Who wants their job to consist of talking to the brim of a hat for the next few years?

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