Link: Where does Idzik rank among GMs?

Pat Daugherty of Rotoworld ranked the NFL’s GMs and here’s what he wrote about his number fifteen entry, John Idzik:

One of the most valuable assets Idzik inherited upon replacing Mike Tannenbaum was his coach, Rex Ryan. The problem? General managers and inherited coaches are almost always a match made in hell. Idzik and Ryan not only flipped the script, however, they agreed on a contract extension. As this Week 17 scene suggests, the duo’s respect for each other appears to be genuine. But Idzik accomplished far more than simply cozying up to his head coach. He drafted the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, DT Sheldon Richardson, at No. 13 overall. Where’d he get the pick? From the Bucs in the Darrelle Revis trade. That would be the same trade where all of one team was believed to be willing to surrender its first-round pick. In barely three months on the job, Idzik played his only card perfectly, and turned it into a player who could be a defensive cornerstone for years to come. Not bad, right? Now Idzik must pass every GM’s litmus test: Find a quarterback. If he can, Gang Green might finally crash through the door it’s been banging on since 2009.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It’s only been one year and for Daughterty to rank Idzik right in the middle of the pack is pretty damn good in my opinion and I think it is a fair estimation of his ideas, skills and execution.  With that said, he had a pretty good run last year while doing things on a shoestring.  With double-digit draft picks and what looks like over $40 million in cap room, can he make the lasting impact with the right players as around? The question for him a year from now that could put him closer to the top ten is how he fares in putting together a team together when resources aren’t a concern and the expectations are heightened.



125 comments
Jason Troost
Jason Troost

Those of you on this blog who like Garapolo - You guys are right - this dude can throw. he's got great touch, a big, strong frame, and legs. Boy, It would be a travesty if the Patriots drafted this guy - He looks like a more buff Tom Brady....

Joseph H.
Joseph H.

Santonio Holmes was released. 

nesboogie
nesboogie

SANTONIO HOLMES HAS BEEN RELEASED

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

Pat Dougherty is wrong; the phat man said so:

"Francesa rips Rex Ryan,John Idzik, and listless awful Jets....if your dumb enough to buy tickets to watch this, that's your problem"

Mike Francesa (WFAN) 9/3/13

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

Miami Herald is saying the Dolphins will likely look at signing Howard.  Pure speculation...


rstysanchz
rstysanchz

slighty off topic but its kind of funny to think there was some people in the media saying the jaguars gm opening was the better job to take 

Brendan
Brendan

Bellore was extended a tender offer. 


I love that STs is not going by the wayside. 

Marvel
Marvel

Cro and Verner dropping Gems.... wish we had a live.... nvmd lol

jaym
jaym

"Caldwell replaced a man who took a punter in the third round, so there was nowhere to go but up."

Sound familiar? Tanny could only go up from the man he replaced. LOL

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

This week is building up to feel like the 2008 offseason when Faneca, Woody, Richardson and Pace all signed...

levi
levi

Its probably a bit unfair to have Bruce Allen of the Redskins at 28. Everybody knows Snyder runs the show.

Zartan
Zartan

Not to mention, disbanded the circus label in less than a year.

SackDance99
SackDance99

Right or wrong, every NFL GM is judged against Lombardi Trophies and that usually means acquiring a franchise QB.  If Idzik has done that with drafting Geno in the 2nd round (and it is a big "if"), and the Jets get the Holy Grail, then he'd rocket up to the top of this list.  Even without a Lombardi, if he guessed right with Geno, he'd be a solid top 10.  But, as far as I'm concerned, until the Jets get a bona fide NFL QB, Idzik can't be considered a success.  So, 15 sounds right.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

we will get a better idea of idzick after we see how is free agent aquistions and draft picks this year perform...me personally i think idzick is not just a numbers cap guy like alot of people label him and i hope he works out because i believe we will have a competive team and not have cap problems while he is gm...dont be surprised that idzick is in the top 5 of daugheerty list by 2015  

Marvel
Marvel

QB won't make or break idzik imo, the dtaft and how he handles FA and contracts will.


He drafted the best qb he could last season and if it doesn't work he'll do the same next draft, that's how it works.


Hit on every other pick and and FA pick up (at a higher rate ), sign guys to reasonable contracts and never enter cap hell..



rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@a57se  i could see new england...what do you think of him reuniting with bigben??

Brendan
Brendan

@nesboogie  Oh god. Put your helmets on, folks...FACEBOOK COMMENTS ARE COMING. 

levi
levi

@jaym  sounds like he will be a Jet soon.


And Cro said Antonio Allen could be the next Ed Reed. Thats pretty high praise.

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@a57se There are no details to his description either...Just that he's winning.  Every other GM has the details of the players come & gone during the last free agency.  Even the ones who won SB's.  smh

jaym
jaym

@a57se  

HUH?
Why is he a bad GM? Pats have won the AFC East for how long?

Bent
Bent moderator


@levi @jaym "Pretty high praise"??????????????


He just said he COULD BE THE NEXT ED REED.  You don't get higher praise than that if you're a safety.

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@a57se @WilkershakesToo funny.  It's like a madlibs.  (Insert Team) is considering (Insert FA name) because they need (Insert FA position).  


Let's call it day, fellas!

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Brendan i think that was going around too because supposedly we had interest in caldwell too but he took the jaguar job and the media was trying to say the jaguar job was better and other candidates were scared of the jets  

Bytor
Bytor

@jaym  He's swung and missed more often than not. You can absorb a ton of mistakes when you have Brady. You can argue any ranking from 2-32. Just not #1. He's simply not a #1 GM. 

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@jaym Pats have won the AFC East because he's a great coach, who's doing what's necessary to overcome the GM's shortcomings.   They also have Tom Brady. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jaym  That's because of Brady. Belichick is not good at assembling talent overall. His track record since Pioli left is a mixed bag at best, but in reality probably a lot worse than that. 

Bytor
Bytor

@Joseph H. @Bytor @nesboogie  Hmmmm, gotta be a bit of both. I think I'll miss 'Tone Time more than anything. I will get over it in short order.......ok I'm over it, next.

Bytor
Bytor

@Brendan @levi  You have to find the character that Wes Welker and Adrian Peterson cavorted with and make a "deal".

Brendan
Brendan

@levi  WHO DO I HAVE TO KILL TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN? 

levi
levi

@Bent  Whats better than Ed Reed? Two Ed Reeds. We could wind up with two of them on the team then I guess.

Brendan
Brendan

@rstysanchz They also used "cap hell" as an excuse. Which was hilarious. Pretty sure anyone  interviewing for that job who couldn't come up with an easy way out from under the cap issues wouldn't have gotten the job anyway. In fact, isn't that what people thought happened with the guy from San Fran? 

Brendan
Brendan

@Wilkershakes It's just weird, because he's the GM whose shortcomings he has to overcome. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jaym Right, but what does that prove about Belichick's GM skills? 


He's a great defensive coach, which allows him to mask deficiencies in that unit (much like Rex) and he has Brady to do it on offense for him. 

jaym
jaym

@Brendan @jaymHow many players did the Pats lose on defense and still made it to the championship game?

jaym
jaym

@Brendan @jaym BB rebuilt that defense and found players to fill in to keep that team from falling apart last year