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New York Jets Hire Seahawks’ Idzik as General Manager, CBS Says

January 18, 2013

The New York Jets hired John Idzik as the National Football League team’s general manager, CBS Sports reported.

Idzik, formerly the Seattle Seahawks’ vice president of football operations, succeeds Mike Tannenbaum, who was fired by the Jets after the season. CBS Sports reported the hiring on its website, citing an NFL official it didn’t name.

Jets spokesman Bruce Speight didn’t immediately return an e-mail seeking comment on the report.

The Jets finished with a 6-10 record and missed the playoffs for the second season in row. The 43-year-old Tannenbaum had been the team’s general manager since 2006 after working as assistant GM beginning in 2001.

New York reached the playoffs three times and never won a division title in Tannenbaum’s seven years overseeing personnel. Their regular-season record was 57-55 during that span.

The team retained Rex Ryan as its coach for 2013 and fired Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator after one season.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Buteau in Atlanta at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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