FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf soon may join Charley Casserly as an adviser to Jets owner Woody Johnson in the event that front-office changes are made next week, according to a league source.
The source said it was Casserly's idea to reach out to Wolf about assisting him in guiding Johnson during a potential head coaching and/or GM search. On Monday, other league sources told Newsday that Johnson will hire Casserly, also a former GM, as a consultant if he decides to fire coach Rex Ryan and/or current GM John Idzik after Sunday's season finale in Miami.
As of now, Wolf has not officially decided to come on board. It is possible that he might not agree to a larger role in the search process, according to the source.
Wolf, who turns 76 on Tuesday, was the Jets' director of player personnel from June 1990 until November 1991, when he became the executive vice president and GM of the Packers. He traded for quarterback Brett Favre after the 1991 season and helped build a Packers team that won a Super Bowl after the 1996 season.
Both Wolf and Casserly, who is 66, are board members of the Career Advisory Panel, which the NFL created last year to help teams with their front-office and head-coaching hires. Ernie Accorsi, Tony Dungy, Dennis Green, John Madden, Carl Peterson and Bill Polian also are members of the advisory panel.