Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Reports: Caldwell to Jacksonville
By Rich Cimini
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Scratch another name off the Jets' GM list.
Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell, who met twice with the Jets, has agreed in principle to become the Jaguars' GM, according to multiple reports.
One league source said Caldwell "played and leveraged the Jets. It was common knowledge in the scouting community that he was taking the Jacksonville job."
Right now, it's a three-man race for the Jets -- unless they decide to expand the field. The known candidates are 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen. Gamble, the early favorite, didn't blow away the Jets in his interview, one source said.
Based on Woody Johnson's comments Tuesday, saying how he believes the organization is "heading in the right direction," it wouldn't be a total shock if he picks the continuity candidate -- Cohen. No knock on Cohen, but it wouldn't be received well by the fan base.