Inspite of reports last week that the current Jets GM John Idzik was working with Woody Johnson in the Jets pending coaching search it is now coming to light that Idzik is indeed on his way out, and former Redskins and Texans GM, Charley Casserly is on his way in, as a consultant.
While everyone expect Ryan to be on his way out, the status of Idzik and people inside the Jets personnel department, like Terry Bradway, have come into great question. The Jets need to clean house and Casserly is likely coming aboard, not to take over the Jets front office, but to advice Johnson on who to hire to be the new Jets GM and Head Coach.
Casserly has excellent credentials, having spent 23 years in the Redskins front office, and put together some great Super Bowl teams, including one that won it all in 1991. Casserly also served as the first ever Houston Texans GM, and got that franchise started on the right foot.
For the Jets and Woody Johnson to go out and hire a guy who actually has an NFL track record is not only surprising, it is the absolute right move. The Jets need football people running the football side of the business. For far too long the Jets have been run by businessmen with little NFL football knowledge.
How long Casserly will stay on with the Jets, or what his capacity will be beyond consultant is not known right now, but he is a welcome sight to a dying franchise.