This will be the second time in three years the Jets will be in the market for a new general manager.
Unlike when Idzik was hired two years ago, it is assumed the new general manager will be able to hire his own coach as well.
Metro New York reported a few weeks ago that Jets owner Woody Johnson was "50/50" on retaining John Idzik. If he's already halfway out on his GM then there's no way he can go another three years with Idzik ... which is the time required to really see if his plan can be seen through.
Better to clean house and start over, but do so with a candidate with strong personnel executive than cap manager.
There are some good potential candidates out there which the Jets might be able to tab for the job, but there is almost no chance that they will get the top names like Eric DeCosta to interview. Someone like DeCosta will take the Ravens job in time or would only leave for a gig like with a super-stable (job security-wise) franchise like the Giants. The Jets have proven to be too unstable if they do in fact fire Idzik after just two years to get a DeCosta or Tobin without some serious contractual assurances.