After the Oakland Raiders hired NFL Newtork draft analyst Mike Mayock as their general manager, a number of teams have followed their lead in their pursuit of potential GMs and front office executives currently working in television.
After the Jets hired former Philadelphia Eagles executive Joe Douglas to be their new general manager, they were still on the market for another executive to come in and aid Douglas in the team building process. Among the candidates the Jets eyed for the opening was ESPN's Todd McShay -- a college teammate of Douglas' at Richmond -- but the prolific NFL Draft insider has reportedly removed himself from consideration for the job.
The trio of Douglas, head coach Adam Gase and McShay is all represented by the same agency, CAA. So, it makes sense that he was in consideration for a gig-- not to mention his long track record of being one of the top NFL Draft analysts in the business.
The Jets are already in good hands with Douglas, who helped the Eagles bring home their first Super Bowl title two years ago, but adding McShay could have been an intriguing wild card. The Jets, who have struggled to build a winning foundation for years, could certainly use some non-traditional thinking.
Despite missing out on McShay, the Jets have still had a solid offseason as they prepare to have a bounce-back season in 2019. Nobody is allowed to regret signing a guy like Le'Veon Bell.