The world of NFL coaches and front office personnel is a flat circle.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, former Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith is being considered by the New York Jets for a "considerable role" with the team's front office.
As the Jets transform their front office, I continue to hear there is a strong chance ex-Jags GM Gene Smith has a considerable role w/them— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 14, 2015
Smith's only NFL experience was with the Jaguars. He started out as a College Scout in 1994, and got promoted to Director of College Scouting in 2000. He was then promoted once again to general manager in 2009, but after four years of disastrous drafts and questionable (at best) contracts handed out to free agents and current players alike, he was fired in 2012.
When you look at Smith's drafts, it's amazing that so few of his guys actually hit. Defensive lineman Terrance Knighton in the third, wide receiver Cecil Shorts III in the fourth round, and linebacker Brandon Marshall in the fifth round were probably his only value picks in four drafts.
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