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Could GM Joe Douglas Hire Todd McShay to Help Him Run the Jets?

In addition to firing general manager Mike Maccagnan in mid-May, Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson also fired Maccagnan’s right-hand man — vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger.

So now that Johnson has hired the Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas to replace Maccagnan, Douglas still needs to hire a No. 2 guy.

And one candidate is ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay, Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media reports.

“Joe is considering multiple options, and I’m one of the options,” McShay said.

It’s unclear what McShay’s role in Douglas’ front office might be. Douglas could always rearrange things and bring McShay onboard in a position other than No. 2 man (whatever he winds up calling that job).

McShay and Douglas go way back, to their college days at the University of Richmond in the mid-1990s. McShay was a walk-on quarterback, while Douglas was a four-year starting left tackle. McShay and Douglas both graduated from Richmond in 1999.

When McShay realized he wasn’t going to stick as a player, he became an undergraduate assistant to coach Jim Reid, helping with film breakdowns and recruiting. And that’s how McShay got his start in the scouting/draft analyst world.

McShay has been at ESPN since 2006. He is expected to speak with Douglas about a potential Jets job during the middle of this week, as McShay told ESPN.


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