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Former GM Gene Smith candidate for Jets front office

The Jets are reportedly looking to offer Gene Smith a "considerable role" with their front office because why not?

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The world of NFL coaches and front office personnel is a flat circle.

According to Jason La Canfora of, 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.

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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