The Jets are talking to Fox Sports' and NFL Network's Peter Schrager this offseason. But it isn't about the team's GM search.
According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, the Jets have contacted Schrager about featuring in a role during their preseason broadcasts this year.
A report surfaced earlier Tuesday stating the Jets were actually talking to Schrager about their GM search that has been ongoing since Mike Maccagnan left Florham Park. And while the team does have "a high respect" for Schrager, as Vacchiano put it, they have not going to him for consultation.
In fact, the Jets are not bringing in anyone to consult on the GM search, per NYDN's Manish Mehta. That's what they have done for the past two hires.
In the meantime, interim GM and head coach Adam Gase has been active in his new role. He fired scout Bill Dekraker earlier Tuesday, and signed WR Deonte Thompson to add receiver depth. He also signed punter Matt Darr, a player he was familiar with in Miami, to the 90-man roster.
Peyton Manning was also rumored to be on the Jets' radar for the job, but a current NFL GM told Vacchiano that it is "not a job he seems to want."
The search will continue, and it seems the Jets will be keeping it among themselves to find the right man for the job.