The Jets have found their new GM, and it's John Idzik.

BREAKING: Done Deal, John Idzik is the New General Manager of the New York Jets


The Jets have finally found their replacement for Mike Tannenbaum, and they went out west to do it.

This morning, our buddy Jake Steinberg reported that Woody Johnson’s plane landed in Everett, WA, just outside of Seattle. Well, it turns out, this was to land their man. Reports are coming out at this hour that the Jets have hired John Idzik to be their next general manager. The final decision was between former GM of the Broncos, Ted Sundquist, and John Idzik, and it is going to be Idzik. The team has confirmed the hire.

John Idzik is formerly the VP of football administration with the Seattle Seahawks. His experience is with salary cap issues, as was Mike Tannenbaum’s. He worked closely with the personnel side, but doesn’t have scouting experience. He does have salary cap issues to deal with, but the main problem with this team is the talent and the depth, so this does prove to be an interesting hire. It’s certainly one we are going to remember, and keep an eye on, as Idzik looks to rebuild this roster. His choices for scouting, personnel, etc., will be key as well. We will talk more as information comes out.

UPDATE 6:10 PM

Albert Breer of NFL Network is reporting that Rex Ryan will retain control over his staff, while Idzik will have final say over all personnel decisions. It also sounded to him like Idzik will not have the power to fire Rex in 2014, that will fall to Woody. Interesting..

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  • MaxJet

    As a Jet fan, I wish John Idzik the best of luck as the new Jet’s GM. I hope you are your own man with the ability to make the tough and necessary decisions to turn this franchize around not only in the playing field but professionally as well. I give kudos for taking this very difficult assignment. Nevertheless, all of Jetdom is hoping for an organization that is a perennial winner. I hope you can build us one. A word of advise, as this marriage begins you will enjoy a blessful but short honeymoon as all eyes will turn to the Jet’s 2013 draft. Welcome to the sports pressure cooker that is New York City. Again, Good Luck!

    • TheJetPress

      excellent letter maxjet. I think all of us Jets fans can agree on all of your points, and thoughts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    This is a smart decision right now. The Jets have had a way of making personnel decisions that are on a tangent from logical reasoning, leaving questions of individual ability unanswered whose answers would otherwise help them to improve. A great player personnel GM would only butt heads with Rex right now and he, imo, kept his job by default because there’s no other coach we could possibly keep around to maintain continuity for now. If he stinks and Woody wants to part ways, he could hire a head coach with player evaluation ability or an assistant GM for the same purpose and he has his money guy. And besides, if Idzik is a money guy that has the last say on personnel hirings, you know he’s gonna be relying on an assistant that has better evaluation ability than his own. Hiring Idzik is the step Woody needed to take in order to make that important decision next year; should Rex finally go? Finally, some good decision making.

    • TheJetPress

      Was hoping to hear from you on this John. Interesting points. I hadn’t thought about the idea of the next coach, should Rex go, being a good player evaluator to balance Idzik out. Good point! And I agree about his assistants, he will lean on them so they better they had better be good.

      Thanks for checking in!