It’s Monday afternoon, and we still don’t have a general manager. We know that there are some candidates coming back in, Jerry Angelo(pictured), Scott Cohen, and a couple of others. We probably will have one soon, but the process is still ongoing. Earlier, we talked about the situation, with all of the controversy, and being forced to take a coach. The one who takes this job will have to be a special candidate to be able to take all of that. One thing that we do know is that, whether it’s Angelo, Cohen, Khan, or anyone else, they have a large undertaking in fixing this team. It will not be easy.
First and foremost, they will have to take a look at this salary cap. As we have talked about, the Jets are close to the cap, but will free some up quickly. When they rid themselves of the likes of Bart Scott and Calvin Pace, the Jets will have some room cleared up under the cap. The problem is the fact that they will only have 10-11 starters signed for next year. Not to state the obvious, but this is certainly a quandary that a new general manager will have to work through.
Then, not too far behind, will be the quarterback issue. First, what will the Jets do with Mark Sanchez? We know the problem, nobody trusts him to play anymore, but the finances are the problem. $8.25 million guaranteed is not something that the new GM can just pass over and not think about. He also is a huge hit on the cap if he is released. But maybe, they can find a trade partner, or they can convince him to re-negotiate his contract in order to get out of town. I know Jets fans everywhere will consider the new man a miracle worker if they can figure out a way to make getting Mark Sanchez out of town work. Can they get him out of town? Do they bring him back along with a veteran to compete? The Mark Sanchez situation is not far from the top of the list of issues.
Then, what about the guy sitting next to him? Tim Tebow, and how to handle him is going to be huge too. We all know that the Jets don’t want to have Tebow on the team next year, as he was too much of a distraction. We are sure that Tebow wants out too, as he totally feels betrayed by the Jets, and this was a wasted season. The trouble is, the one team that the Jets were set to send him to has declared less than zero interest in him. Now, what are the Jets to do? Does a new GM work the phones, so hard that he is able to convince someone to take Tebow on? Does the new general manager have the guts to take on Tebow Nation and release Tim Tebow? It might just be for the good of the team, can he do it? Another big issue for the GM to undertake.