Seattle Seahawks Vice President of Football Administration John Idzik is the new GM of the New York Jets.
Idzik was a wide receiver at Dartmouth, comes from a football family, and has helped put together a Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers team and a Cardinals team that made it to the Super Bowl.
With Seattle, his duties consisted of overseeing player negotiations, the team’s compliance with the NFL salary cap, player personnel transactions, all football operations budgets, staff and team contracts, team travel and most aspects of the day-to-day football operations while also remaining active in player evaluations. He served as the club’s primary liaison to the NFL Office and represents the club at League meetings.
Before joining Seattle in 2007, he was Senior Director of Football Operations for the Arizona Cardinals, and was Assistant General Manager with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2001-2003.
One of the biggest decisions he’ll make this season will be at the quarterback position. Perhaps he can send a 4th rounder to Seattle for Matt Flynn. The Jets still have a lot of talent on defense under contract, and will be getting CB Darrelle Revis back from injury. Their first selection, if they don’t trade back, will be 9th overall. Seattle was #1 in the NFL in points allowed at 15.3 PPG.
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