Possible Jets GM candidates
Tom Gamble, 49ers: Well-respected personnel director is part of an excellent front office led by GM Trent Baalke. The Niners' drafts have been excellent in recent years. The Jets are expected to interview Gamble.
Marc Ross, Giants: In his fifth season as Giants director of college scouting, during which time the Giants have selected players such as like Jason Pierre-Paul, Hakeem Nicks and David Wilson. The Jets are set to interview Ross.
John Dorsey, Packers: Appointed director of player personnel before this season, he has an extensive resume in draft preparation. Former NFL linebacker comes from Ted Thompson GM tree, which is a good one.
Joey Clinkscales, Raiders: The former Jets scouting director went to the Raiders last year but could be enticed to return in a more prominent role with the Jets.
Mike Maccagnan, Texans: Longtime personnel director for the Texans, who have made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons. Instrumental in drafting defensive stars J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing and Connor Barwin.
Bill Polian: The former Colts, Panthers and Bills GM has built strong teams wherever he has gone. Doubtful he fits for the Jets because he'd most likely want to work with a coach other than the strong-willed Rex Ryan.
Dave Caldwell, Falcons: Promoted to director of player personnel after four years as college scouting director. Considered a rising talent in NFL circles.
George Kokinis, Ravens: Former Browns GM has been Ravens director of player personnel the last five seasons.