The Jets have requested permission to interview Saints Ryan Pace for their open general manager job, Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. The Pace news was first reported by Metro’s Kristian Dyer.
Pace just completed his second season as the Saints’ director of player personnel. They are the only NFL organization he has ever worked for.
Pace overlapped with Jets coaching target Doug Marrone in New Orleans.
Marrone was the Saints’ offensive coordinator from 2006-08. Pace just completed his 13th season in the Saints’ player personnel department. He currently works with Loomis to oversee college and pro scouting. Before being promoted to his current role, Pace was the Saints’ director of pro scouting for six years.
Prior to that, he was a pro scout for the Saints from 2004-06, with his duties including evaluating draft prospects. Pace got his start in New Orleans as a scouting assistant in 2002, and before that as a game-day operations assistant in 2001.