Polian doesn't want to be a GM. Not just the Jets GM, but anyone's GM. He's gladly giving us a recommendation of Gamble, who he thinks highly of. End of story, nothing to see here.
Defense was strong without revis this year wasnt it?Keep the defense strong, and find a decent QB until we can develop one
As far as Jax, I've read that they are also really high on Caldwell from Atlanta who has a previous working relationship with Mularky, their current HC.
So let's say Gamble would prefer to remain with SF to stay of the west coast, we then would turn to Ross.
Ross has been mentioned as a candidate in Carolina and SD. The media in Carolina seems to think he is their third choice behind Beane and Gettleman.
So even if Ross decides he doesn't work for the Jets and Caldwell actually goes to Jax, then Heckert would be are other option.
IMO, I think we get Gamble.
I would NOT be happy with any GM coming in, and replacing Rex with some young guy on the up who that new GM thinks is ready to make the jump to the NFL head coaching ranks.
In this case, we all need to be careful what we wish for.
Does a lion go after the largest wildebeast or the weakest?
Does a QB throw 20 times a games at Revis?
Does an attacking army go at the strong point of the enemy defense?
You pursue the area with the greatest chance of success - organization wise or personal wise.
The Jets are a perennial failure.
the key is to find that alpha male gm who knows he can win in this market, and not hire someone who will wilt when things get tough.
Of course, if the dude likes the Left Coast and his first preference is not to come back to the NE, then obviously SD is more attractive. He's got choices, from what it seems, and lifestyle and family life are not insignificant considerations. But from an upside perspective, you can't beat that of having the opportunity to revive the Jets.