The New York Jets officially hired a new GM last night, Eagles VP of player personnel Joe Douglas.
We’ve agreed to terms with Joe Douglas to be our next GM. pic.twitter.com/tzQiWzNmkp
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 8, 2019
That move was necessitated after the Jets removed former GM Mike Maccagnan a few weeks ago following a power struggle with new head coach Adam Gase. Douglas is now beginning to fill in his front office, and according to ESPN’s Todd McShay, one person under consideration is ESPN’s Todd McShay.
As Douglas builds out his front office, one option he is considering is former college teammate and current ESPN draft and college football analyst Todd McShay.
McShay acknowledged he is being considered for a role, telling ESPN on Saturday that “Joe is considering multiple options, and I’m one of the options.”
It’s unclear exactly which position McShay is in the running for, but media analyst to professional front office has been a path taken fairly regularly in recent years. Perhaps most relevantly when NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock left to become Jon Gruden’s general manager. There’s also a personal connection in this case, as Cimini points out:
Douglas and McShay played together in the mid-1990s at Richmond, where Douglas was an all-Atlantic 10 offensive tackle and McShay found his calling breaking down film and scouting after a career-ending injury.
McShay is best known for his draft work, the role in which he joined the company in 2006. He remains ESPN’s director of college football scouting, and he’s added a variety of other responsibilities, including serving as a field analyst for college football broadcasts.