Impact of Jets' GM choice 

January, 18, 2013
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UPDATE: ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Thursday night that Seahawks executive John Idzik has emerged as the clear front-runner for the Jets' GM vacancy, and that an official decision could come soon. ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker reacted to that development (see below).

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The New York Jets went through an extensive search for the successor to GM Mike Tannenbaum, interviewing a wide swath of candidates with a variety of backgrounds. Some came up through the scouting pathway, while others were more focused on contract negotiations, salary cap finagling and other business-oriented aspects of the job. After nearly three weeks of searching, it appears they've zeroed in a couple finalists, and could have a decision as early as Thursday.