Jets search high and low for new GM

Published On January 14, 2013 | By Tyler Scionti

It certainly has been a hard time for the New York Jets in 2013. Fresh off of a rough 6-10 record and fiery controversy over Tim Tebow’s playing time, the Jets are now struggling to find a new GM.

Jets owner Woody Johnson was not satisfied with former GM Mike Tannenbaum’s work, choosing to shift the team into a new direction to build a winning franchise. Now, Johnson may want to rethink letting Tannenbaum go as the Jets have had considerable trouble finding a new GM.

“They can’t give the position away,” FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Sunday. “They are now calling back candidates that turned them down, saying please reconsider.”

It certainly is a sad affair to watch as the Jets have reportedly gone to such lengths as contacting candidates who did not want the job to ask them to reconsider. There is some hope though as the Jets have had follow up conversations with Jerry Angelo, former GM of the Chicago Bears.

The new GM of the Jets has his work cut out for him. Woody Johnson has chosen to stand behind head coach Rex Ryan, who has a habit of voicing his own opinion when it comes to roster decisions. That could make the job less attractive as any incoming GM would have to put up with Ryan’s antics.

That isn’t the main issue barring any GM from coming to New York though. The Jets face a huge issue with the salary cap, giving them little flexibility when it comes to building a new team for the 2013 season. The last big issue to tackle will be the conflict between Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez. Tebow was traded to the Jets last offseason, yet was passed over for Sanchez and backup Greg McElroy by Rex Ryan. Many fans are probably wondering what will happen with Tebow in 2013, and why the Jets took him on in the first place.

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Hi I'm Tyler Scionti, I'm a member of the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross where I study English and Economics. At school I cover a variety of sports while also writing a beat column on the Boston Red Sox.