Champ Kelly, Scott Fitterer accept New York Jets GM interview requests
With Mike Maccagnan out, the New York Jets general manager position remains vacant. On Tuesday, two individuals have accepted formal interview requests for the prestigious football position.
Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports that Champ Kelly and Scott Fitterer are two men slated for interviews.
“The Jets’ GM search will rev up this week,” Breer claims. “I’m told it remains unclear if Minnesota exec George Paton will accept the interview, but both Chicago’s Champ Kelly and Seattle’s Scott Fitterer are going to meet with the Jets. Fitterer’s interview is set for Thursday and Friday in New Jersey.”
Kelly is currently the Chicago Bears assistant director of player personnel.
From 2015-16, he was the Bears’ director of pro scouting, Kelly and the Jets’ new head coach Adam Gase were together in Denver from 2009-14. It could be the Jets are using Kelley to satisfy the 'Rooney Rule' but his relationship with Gase makes this look like more than just a token interview.
Kelley has been a major player working with Pace to build the current roster.....