The New York Jets appear to be interested in bringing on ESPN’s Todd McShay as part of their new front office team under new general manager Joe Douglas.
Just days after hiring Joe Douglas from the Philadelphia Eagles to replace Mike Maccagnan as their general manager, the Jets could now be focused on adding a recognizable name to their personnel ranks in ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay.
McShay told ESPN’s Rich Cimini he is indeed under consideration by Douglas for a front-office role:
McShay in the mix. pic.twitter.com/WU2L0OsqMC
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) June 8, 2019
This move would appear to follow in the footsteps of the Oakland Raiders, who hired NFL Network’s long-time draft analyst, Mike Mayock, to serve as the team’s general manager. McShay wouldn’t have the kind of power under Douglas, but yet another big name from the draft media ranks grabbing a high-ranking team job would certainly begin a noteworthy trend.
With McShay now in the mix, the Jets staff is really starting to look bright. Someone like Todd McShay alongside Joe Douglas could take the Jets drafting to the next level, while the player development is left to Adam Gase. If the Jets do bring Todd McShay on board, it will certainly be an interesting shake to this offseason.
As for the relationship between the new GM and McShay, the two are former college roommates and teammates at the University of Richmond. McShay has become well known for his mock drafts, and knowledge surrounding college football as an analyst at ESPN.