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Former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist Emerging as Sleeper Candidate for Jets GM

By Alan Schechter

A sleeper candidate for Jets general manager? Maybe.

We may have a guy coming out of nowhere to become the Jets general manager.

As second round interviews begin in the hunt for Mike Tannenbaum’s replacement, a former GM may be coming out of the pack. Ted Sundquist, former general manager of the Denver Broncos, has reportedly interviewed well, and will be back in as the Jets start second interviews. During his time in Denver, he acquired players such as Brandon Marshall, Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson, Trevor Pryce, and John Lynch. He also engineered the trade that brought Champ Bailey to Denver, and traded up the year that the Broncos chose Jay Cutler as well. He also organized the Broncos financially as well. From 2002-2007, the Broncos were ranked 26th in committed cash, while posting the 5th best record in the NFL. He clearly has a handle on all aspects of the job.

Others that are rumored to be coming in for a second interview include former Bears GM Jerry Angelo, and as much as Jets fans don’t want to hear it, assistant general manager Scott Cohen. We know how Jets fans will feel if Cohen gets the nod, so we can only hope they look elsewhere.