Are the pieces starting to fill into place when it comes to GMs around the league? ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio (dodges rotten produce) is saying that in fact the Jets and Tom Gamble are pretty serious.
Here’s the quick summary, as it’s currently making the rounds in league circles.
1. The Jets are expected to hire 49ers exec Tom Gamble.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comIt’s not a surprise that the Jets are so serious … but it might be more surprising that Gamble is equally serious about the Jets.
Of course, being the favorite doesn’t mean he’s the one who’s going to get hired. When the Jets hired Rex, he wasn’t necessarily the first choice going into the process .. and Rex’s first choice heading into his interviews might have been Saint Louis. Ironically, to the public “the favorite” might have been Steve Spagnuolo, the Giants DC who at the time and was hurt by his team’s deep run and Super Bowl win the previous season.
We’ll have to see how the interviews go, but knowing that many think Gamble and the Jets are an item is very interesting.