The New York Jets have had plenty of turnover on field, on the sideline, and in the front office this offseason, and it seems as though they're looking at more than just the conventional places for new blood.
A prime example: ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay has revealed to colleague Rich Cimini that new general manager Joe Douglas is considering him for a front office position with Gang Green.
"Joe is considering multiple options and I'm one of those options," McShay said.
McShay and Douglas were college teammates at the University of Richmond back in the 1990s. Douglas started all four years there while McShay transitioned into a role as an assistant to head coach Jim Reid.
McShay has been with ESPN since 2006, and is widely regarded as one of the top draft analysts in the business.
As a talent evaluator, McShay could prove beneficial beyond the draft in identifying trade and free agent targets. He also seems to be a fan of young quarterback Sam Darnold, whom he spoke highly of before the Jets took him with the third overall pick back in 2018.
Here’s what Todd McShay had to say about Sam Darnold in a story published on ESPN on April 1, 2019.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) June 8, 2019
Needless to say he thought highly of the #Jets QB. Gave him a grade of 94 — higher than Wentz, Goff, Mayfield and Allen pic.twitter.com/7XhlcHA6ld
McShay accepting a role with the team could be pivotal for how they shape their roster in the future. And it sure would change the way ESPN has mounted its year-round draft coverage for more than a decade.