January 18, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Report: John Idzik named Jets GM
John Idzik will be hired as the Jets general manager, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports.
Idzik has been with the Seahawks since 2007 when he was hired by Tim Ruskell to serve as the vice president of football operations.
Idzik remained with the team after Ruskell resigned, and in the past three years has been primarily in charge of managing Seattle’s salary caps and structure of its contracts with players.
Idzik was involved in the Seahawks’ change of front-office structure in 2010 after the hiring of Pete Carroll as Tod Leiweke, then the team’s CEO, created a structure in which three different people — Idzik, Carroll and general manager John Schneider — reported up the CEO rather than the previous chain of command in which coaches and vice presidents reported up to the president, who was previously Ruskell.
After Idzik’s departure, the Seahawks’ primary personnel executives remain in place with Schneider, the GM, Tag Ribary, director of player personnel, and Scot McCloughan, who is a senior personnel executive.