Albert Breer of NFL.com reported Thursday evening via Twitter that the New York Jets have offered their general manager job to Seattle Seahawks vice president of football operations, John Idzik.
The potential hiring of Idzik means the Jets have decided to pass on Pittsburgh Steelers director of football operations and business administrations Omar Khan, who also interviewed for the position.
Since coming to the Steelers in 2001, Khan has become a huge asset to the team because of his abilities to navigate the salary cap landscape and negotiate contracts. The Steelers will once again need him to be handy with the pen this offseason as several restructures, along with a few terminations, need to be done by the time the salary cap deadline rolls around in mid March.
Khan has been a candidate for a few general manager positions over the years and it is only a matter of time before he ultimately lands one. Fortunately for Steelers fans, it wasn\’t in the cards for him this time around.
The Steelers also found out Thursday evening that offensive coordinator Todd Haley will be returning for his second season after Bruce Arians was hired by the Arizona Cardinals to be their next head coach. Haley had interviewed for that position over a week ago.