The first two names have surfaced in the New York Jets' general manager search.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Jets are seeking permission to talk to San Francisco 49ers player personnel director Tom Gamble. The Jaguars also want to interview Gamble, Schefter reports. ESPNNewYork.com also is reporting the Jets will interview Marc Ross, the Giants' director of college scouting.
Gamble has done a good job helping build San Francisco into a contender. The 49ers narrowly lost in the NFC Championship Game to the Giants last season and currently have the No. 2 seed in the playoffs this year.
Ross helped build two Super Bowl teams with the Giants in 2011 and 2008. He is obviously familiar with the New York market working for the Jets’ cross-town rival.
The key issue for the Jets will be finding a general manager who can co-exist with colorful head coach Rex Ryan. Some top general manager candidates may prefer an opportunity where they can pick their own head coach.