The Jets landed their new general manager Friday after a three-week search.
The team and Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik agreed to terms, making Idzik the team's new GM, CBSSports.com reported. Idzik comes to the Jets after six seasons with the Seahawks, where he managed the team's salary cap and was its lead negotiator.
The Jets fired Mike Tannnenbaum on Dec. 31 after seven years on the job. They interviewed at least 10 candidates for the job before settling on Idzik, who interviewed with the team twice, the last time on Wednesday.
The move is going to be met with some skepticism because Idzik's background is primarily in the business side of football operations, not personnel. Tannenbaum's area of expertise was in contract negotiation and salary cap management, leading many to believe the Jets would replace him with a someone with a personnel or scouting background.
Search finally complete, Jets hire Idzik to be new GM
New York Post | Jan 18