Could Peyton Manning’s next job be with the Jets?
According to ProFootballTalk, “rumors are flying within league circles” that New York may target the future Hall of Fame quarterback for a management position.
Manning has ties with coach Adam Gase, who served as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator while Manning played for the Broncos. Manning has been connected to several NFL-related positions since he retired as a player in 2016 after 17 seasons in the league.
“There’s no doubt it’s been a transition,” Manning said about retirement in 2017, per the Indy Star. “It’s been welcomed and something I’ve really enjoyed.”
The report comes after the Jets relieved general manager Mike Maccagnan of his duties earlier this week and named Gase as interim until they find someone to fill the position.
The move came as a surprise because Maccagnan, who had two years left on his contract, was in charge of handling draft decisions and all of the offseason signings, including drafting quarterback Sam Darnold last year and securing running back Le’Veon Bell in free agency.
New York Daily News reported after Maccagnan’s firing that Gase “absolutely did not want to sign” Bell to a big-money contract and he didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a running back, which ultimately led to a rift between the coach and Maccagnan.
It still remains to be seen if Manning would be interested in a front-office position with the Jets, but it appears the interest from New York is certainly there.