Posted December 27, 2012

Report: Mike Tannenbaum likely to lose Jets GM job Monday

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The Jets have made the playoffs in just three of Mike Tannenbaum's seven seasons as general manager. (Karl Walter/Getty Images)

The Jets have made the playoffs in just three of Mike Tannenbaum’s seven seasons as general manager. (Karl Walter/Getty Images)

The Jets will relieve Mike Tannenbaum of his general manager duties Monday, according to a league source in a CBSSports.com report.

Team owner Woody Johnson reportedly will either fire Tannenbaum or reassign him within the organization.

Tannenbaum has been under fire since last year’s disappointing 8-8 finish and throughout this season’s 6-9 campaign. Several of his personnel moves, including the high-profile trade for quarterback Tim Tebow, have been widely criticized.

The Jets hired Tannenbaum as director of player contract negotiations in 1997. He was promoted to general manager in 2006. The Jets have qualified for the playoffs in just three of his seven seasons as general manager, appearing in the 2006 wild card game, and 2009 and 2010 AFC Championship Games.

Head coach Rex Ryan’s job appears to be safe, but offensive coordinator Tony Sparano is also reportedly on the hot seat for a struggling Jets offense.


19 comments
CamdenCritic
CamdenCritic

I have been a Jets fan since 1963 and there is something more fundamentally wrong than the current GM.  There have always been way too many "former Jets" starring for other teams in the league. It started with Riggins and it has never stopped.  I say keep Tebow release Sanchez.

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

Why demote Tannenbaum if he was in charge mostly for salary cap issues, when the Jets are over 20 million and are stuck with Sanchez contact and Santino Holmes not much help to the jets but the owner STILL wants to keep him....

Bobby Hull
Bobby Hull

tannenbaum, ryan and soprano, should go, RR worst coach in the league, if the jets were not going to play TBOW why did they sign, just a reflection how dysfunctional this group is,

help4mac1
help4mac1

I still think it's a knee slapper that Tebow beat Ryan and Soprano last year but wasn't good enough for them to start him once or even put him on the field this year. That says a lot more about them than it does about Tebow.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

Rex Ryan's job is safe?  What's the dude gotta do to get canned, lol?

JoeZientek
JoeZientek

Keep Big Mouth Ryan.  The Jets need to remain mediocre.

pljaye
pljaye

Ryan should be the first to be shown the door--I guess ole Woody will realize that after the Jets continue their downward spiral next year. In any event, only the Jets would keep a windbag with an over-bloated ego who would rather lose with Mark "the Human Turnover" Sanchez than even give Tebow a chance. I guess Rex forgot about the 95-yard game-winning drive that Tebow led last year against the inept Jets. I've got a feeling the result will be the same if Tebow and Ryan ever meet again.

Melvin
Melvin

Tannenbaum and Ryan screwed with Sanchez's head.  Anybody would crumble in the situation he was in.  Sanchez just might be able to rehabilitate himself and his broken ego somewhere else.  Good luck Mark.

JocelynLober
JocelynLober

M.T. should be fired just for giving buttfumble sanchez an extension and more money. One of the worst decisions of Jet history ever. Now we don't have enough money to get an Alex Smith type guy because the bust got all the cash to suck. #Wrecked season for jet fans. Awesome.

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

Good Move getting rid of the GM but also the HC needs to go also, The new GM should be able to pick his HC they need to be on the same page the Rex doesnt know what page he is on from Hour to Hour.....he mostly is just flipping pages daily....

SusanBarth
SusanBarth

@RobertJacke - He chose to sign Tebow....we all know how that turned out. He deserves to get canned.

SlickMick1967
SlickMick1967

Jets are a joke, but one has nothing to do with the other. Arizona beat New England this year, doesn't mean John Skelton is good enough to start for the Pats. Plus last time I checked, it was the Broncos that beat the Jets and Dolphins, not just Tim Tebow. They scored 1 offensive td vs. Jets, and if memory serves scored 18 points against the Dolphins.

St. Louis
St. Louis

 @Melvin Um... huh? Ryan stuck with him long after he proved himself to be a total failure. How did that screw with his head?And, if you're going to use the old "they didn't surround him with talent" defense, there isn't a receiver in this league that would have caught half those balls he's been throwing harmlessly into the turf for the past two years. Try again.