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John Idzik, Omar Khan: New York Jets Now not Expected to Make General Manager Announcement Today

January 17th, 2013 at 4:38 PM
By Donald Lappe

The New York Jets were expected to announce their new general manager today, but instead the day has been filled with a lot of waiting around, the time filled with more and more info about the peculiar Manti Te'o catfish girlfriend situation. We have heard that Scott Cohen, the internal candidate who made it to the final round of interviews, is not expected to get the job. That would leave John Idzik of the Seattle Seahawks and Omar Khan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, with John Idzik the supposed favorite. It has now been reported that the Jets will not make their announcement today.

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It seems fitting that the New York Jets general manager search was set to end today, coinciding with possibly the weirdest story in the sports world in recent memory. The process of finding a new general manager has been a long one for the Jets, with some peculiar twists and turns caused either by the team or those doing the reporting. Over the course of the process there have been multiple candidates considered favorites, even one rumored to be in contract negotiations with the organization, and then what seemed like a total reset of the process.

Then, of course, we heard that the arduous process would end today, with a new general manager announced to a room full of reporters as the team tries to move forward and get back to the playoffs. But, as Brian Costello of the New York Post reports, the Jets are now not expected to make any announcement today:

Not sure what to make of this. First we had the Tom Gamble weirdness. Then the David Caldwell weirdness ($1 million housing stipend). Then the Jerry Angelo weirdness (Rumored favorite, then eliminated from the next round of interviews). Now this weirdness. Can the Jets really out-weird Manti Te'o? Will the Jets hit the reset button again?


Tags: catfish, Football, Jerry Angelo, John Idzik, Manti Te'o, New York, New York Jets, NFL, Omar Khan, Scott Cohen, Tom Gamble

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