Report: Jets GM candidates told they have to keep Rex
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 4, 2013
"But Rex is a great coach, he really is." He writes, while discussing in-demand 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, that the “word on the street is that the Jets are telling potential candidates they won’t be considered unless they agree to keep Rex Ryan for a year.” ESPNNewYork.com reported Friday that the team, according to sources, is telling candidates they must be willing to work with Ryan for at least next season. In a statement Monday, owner Woody Johnson said the team hired Jed Hughes of the search firm Korn/Ferry International to find the best candidates. The fact that the owner said Ryan would remain the day he fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum was a pretty good early sign, but it also speaks to the direction of the franchise.