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In 1997, the current general manager of the New York Jets, Mike Tannenbaum, was brought into the organization by the big Tuna himself, Bill Parcells. Tannenbaum, a Tulane Law School graduate, was brought in to manage the team's salary cap and handle contract negotiations. Fast forward nine years and Tannenbaum goes from director of player contract negotiations to Jets' general manager. There is no doubt that Tannenbaum is at the forefront in crunching salary cap numbers and negotiating contracts, but the problem is, Tannenbaum doesn't have a real football background. How can he be considered a talent evaluator (which is one of the primary responsibilities of a GM), if he doesn't know what to look for in a player? Yes, Tannenbaum has made some good moves as general manager of the Jets. He did complete a trade which brought in Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns after three games into the 2009 season. He also was able to acquire former Super Bowl MVP, Santonio...
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