Schwartz: The Jets Don’t Need To Hire A GM So Quickly

Are you ready for some football?

Well, since I’m in the middle of an Arena Football season with the New York Streets, I’m already getting my pigskin fix so let me re-phrase that question…

Are you ready for some Jets football?

I know I am because I just can’t stand all of these off-season stories, suggestions, and whispers going on in the aftermath of the Jets firing General Manager Mike Maccagnan. As I’ve stated before, the Jets couldn’t have handled the way it happened any worse, but it’s over with so it’s time to turn the page and focus on the season even though there is an active search for a new General Manager.

I honestly think there is a chance that the Jets don’t hire a new GM this season unless Adam Gase is able to convince one of his buddies, maybe Joe Douglas or Champ Kelly, to take what appears to be just an administrative title job at best. Gase is the acting General Manager but the reality is that he is calling the shots now and will continue to call the shots when/if a new GM is hired.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Gase has owner Christopher Johnson’s ear and a new GM is simply going to do what Gase tells him to do even though the new Head Coach is on record saying that he is going to coach the team and the new General Manager is going to have the final say on the Jets roster. I don’t believe that for a New York-Gotham Green-Stealth Black-Spotlight White minute or second.

At this point, it really doesn’t matter if a new GM is hired. The roster is in place, aside from any tweaking done during training camp, and any additions made at this point are clearly going to be made by Gase. I’m not saying he’s not going to lean on the new General Manager or scouts for suggestions, but in my opinion, this is now Gase’s team and he is going to have the final say. And if you want to bet on it, visit 4njbets.

Having said all of this, let’s just get to training camp and play some football. Adam Gase is right about one thing…if the Jets win games, people are going to forget about this sad chapter of Jets history. Even though the optics of the whole situation are bad, what’s done is done and there is a season to be played. Enough of awkward press conferences, click-bait by beat writers, and just ridiculous comments by Jets fans on social media.

I’m ready for some football. Enough of the talk and the nonsense.

About the Author

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz is a contributor covering the Islanders for NY Sports Day while also writing about general sports in the New York/New Jersey area. In addition to his column, Peter also hosts his “Schwartz On Sports” podcast as he interviews players, coaches, and other sports personalities. He is also currently a sports anchor for WFAN Radio, CBS Sports Radio, and WCBS 880 radio while also serving as the public address announcer for the New York Cosmos soccer club.

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