Originally Posted by pcola
He is garnering respect from NFL front offices. He has interviewed the last 2 years. No reason those interviews would stop since he is apparently a great interview.
If he comes here, it would be to work with a coach that is short term (only 2 years left), one that is replacing his entire staff and because they are waiting on the GM, all of the quality assistants who are not under contract will have plenty of offers. Not to mention the cap and free agent situation.
From the Jets point of view: this is a Jet move. Boom or Bust. It will make more headlines than any other GM hire. Probably ever. he could solve the OC problem with an innovative offensive mind.
From his perspective, if he comes here in a very challenging situation and he fails, he probably taints the entire CFL forever. Plus, no other front office may be willing to give him a second chance.
What will happen:
He will probably take an assistant GM position with an established GM. One who is confident in their track record and one that won't feel threatened by his presence.
If everybody thinks Rex is a buffoon as you claim, then Popp would get a pass because everybody would get the situation he's working in.