Report: Jets owner Woody Johnson to hire Charley Casserly as consultant

Monday December 22nd, 2014

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson plans to hire former NFL general manager Charley Casserly as a consultant, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Casserly was general manager of the Washington Redskins from 1989 to 1999 and held the same position with the Houston Texans from 2002 to 2006. Since leaving the Texans, he spent time as a broadcaster for CBS.

Schefter reports Johnson is ready to bring in Casserly to help him find new leadership for the team.

The jobs of Jets head coach Rex Ryan and John Idzik both are very much in jeopardy and, should the Jets make any changes, Johnson would be ready to move forward with the football expertise and manpower he would need surrounding him.

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Ryan's future with the team has been the subject of speculation for much of the season as the team has limped to a 3-12 record. He reportedly found out before the season that Idzik plans to fire him.

Ryan is in his sixth season with the team and has compiled a 44-47 record. After reaching the AFC Championship in each of his first two seasons, the Jets have missed the playoffs the last three years and are eliminated this season.

Some Jets fans have publicly called for Idzik to be fired. Fans raised more than $10,000 to put up a "Fire John Idzik" billboard near the team's stadium, and a banner was flown over the team's practice facility with the same sentiment.

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Quarterback play has been the team's most glaring weakness, as the Jets are No. 31 in passing touchdowns and No. 32 in passing yards.

The Jets squandered a 13-7 second-half lead over the New England Patriots on Sunday. They close the regular season next week against the Miami Dolphins.

- Paul Palladino

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