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Jets expected to talk to Todd McShay, Phil Savage this week

Todd McShay, Jets, Phil Savage

The New York Jets are expected to interview Todd McShay and Phil Savage for openings in their front office under new general manager Joe Douglas.

McShay is a lead NFL analyst for ESPN with a heavy focus on the NFL Draft, while Savage is the former Cleveland Browns, general manager.  McShay told Rich Cimini over the weekend that he was one of the candidates to land a job in the front office.

McShay and Douglas were teammates playing football at the University of Richmond for a couple of years and have remained good friends.

McShay has never held any role in the front office, but he has spent a lot of time scouting college players so it would make sense for him to have a role with an NFL team.

Savage was the Browns general manager from 2005 to 2008, and although it wasn’t very successful, he at least has experience in the role.

There will be issues that Douglas has never dealt with before as a first time general manager, so having a guy who has been in the role before is a huge plus.

It’s unclear how serious of candidates either of these guys is but both will be at least getting an interview and a shot to tell management why they deserve a spot.

Douglas will also be interviewing all of the leftovers still on the staff from the previous regime to see if he will retain their services going forward, or will give them a pink slip and show them the door.