Todd McShay won't be joining college teammate Joe Douglas in New York.
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the 42-year-old analyst has elected to stay with ESPN rather than taking a job in the Jets' personnel department.
Once Douglas was brought onboard, McShay told ESPN's Rich Cimini that he he was being considered for a front office position with the team. McShay and Douglas share a connection from their days together as teammates at the University of Richmond, but it sounds like McShay has decided to keep his current job in Bristol.
"I've known Todd a long time," Douglas told reporters earlier this week. "We're friends and we've talked ever since we both got into the evaluation field. "It would be great to work together, but those are just talks. Todd's a good friend but we're talking to a lot of people."
The Jets have yet to announce any additions to Douglas' staff, but Mortensen did mention that Champ Kelly, the Bears assistant director of player personnel who the Jets interviewed for the GM job, is a "prominent candidate" to join Douglas.
Per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, it's unclear exactly what job Kelly would fill with the Jets, but a source said Douglas definitely wants him on his staff and that a possible assistant position was discussed with Kelly when he interviewed for the GM job.