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The New York Jets have hired Seattle Seahawks executive John Idzik to be their general manager, ending a search that lasted nearly three weeks.
Idzik, the Seahawks' vice president of football administration, was selected Friday over Pittsburgh executive Omar Khan and Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen by owner Woody Johnson and team president Neil Glat.
Idzik's primary strengths include managing salaries and the salary cap, but he has also worked in player personnel. He has been with the Seahawks the past six seasons after previously working in the front office for Tampa Bay and Arizona.
Idzik's father, John, was a longtime NFL coach, including a stint as the Jets' offensive coordinator from 1976-79.
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After a long, meandering process the New York Jets have hired former Seattle Seahawks VP of Football Administration John Idzik to be their next General Manager. Here is Idzik’s full biography and in an article written on future GM candidates back in December, Albert Breer of NFL.com had this to say about him -
“Idzik is a sleeper to keep his eye on, because of his versatility...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Seattle executive John Idzik is the “clear frontrunner” for the Jets’ general manager position.
Pittsburgh’s Omar Khan and Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen are also in consideration for the job.
Schefter adds that Idzik could be announced as the team’s next general manager at some point Thursday night.
The Jets have had a hard time...
The next General Manager of the New York Jets will immediately face a highly scrutinized press conference, where he will answer to a group of bitter beat writers and angry,anxious fans. In hopes of him succeeding and seeing our generally miserable fan-base have something to be happy about, I have prepared the following suggested comments for his first press conference -
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle has moved quickly to hire Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to the same position with the Seahawks.
Seattle made the move on Thursday morning just hours after Gus Bradley left the Seahawks to become the head coach in Jacksonville.
Quinn returns to Seattle after two seasons with the Gators. He was the defensive line coach for Seattle in 2009 and...
The New York Jets announced Friday that they hired John Idzik as their new general manager. Idzik replaces Mike Tannenbaum, who was fired after the regular season. Idzik has been with the Seattle Seahawks since 2007, most recently as vice president of football administration. He oversaw the team's contract negotiations, salary cap compliance and the football operations budgets...
While Mark Sanchez absorbed the majority of the blame for a lackluster offense in 2012, the Jets are in desperate need of explosive wide receivers to help kick-start a struggling aerial attack.
It took a day longer than expected, but the New York Jets named their new general manager Friday. Former Seattle Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik will succeed Mike Tannenbaum to head the front office in Florham Park.“I am honored and extremely excited to be joining the New York Jets,” Idzik said Friday, via NewYorkJets.com. “... I am eager to get...
Florida head coach Will Muschamp didn’t waste time. Just over an hour after former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn accepted the same job with the Seattle Seahawks, Muschamp promoted Florida linebackers coach D.J. Durkin to the defensive coordinator position for the Gators.
Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson have a number of options to replace Mark Sanchez who makes $8.25 million in 2013. There’s no guarantee for Sanchez to be the starter and new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg must be looking at a number of replacements. The real problem for the Jets is the $20 million they are over the cap limit, per Brian Costello from the New York Post. While replacing...
The idea was to eliminate a transition. Florida head coach Will Muschamp moved fast enough to avoid one. When former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was announced as the new defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday afternoon, Muschamp didn’t drag his feet. In just over an hour, his decision to promote linebackers coach D.J. Durkin was official. It was a part of the plan.