Jets make Seahawks VP of Football Administration John Idzik their new GM

John Idzik, who for the last six season has been instrumental to shaping the Seahawks behind the scenes, won’t be able to keep a low profile anymore. He was named the general manager of the New York Jets on Friday, meaning he’ll run the front office of what last year was one of the NFL’s biggest zoos (apologies to anyone who currently or in the past has worked at a zoo for that comparison).

As the Seahawks’ VP of Football Administration, Idzik, who holds a mathematics degree from Dartmouth, oversaw contract negotiations and was considered one of the league’s best salary cap experts.

“John is a well-respected, life-long football man who I believe will be a strong addition to the Jets organization,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement. “While he will be missed by the Seahawks organization, we wish him and his family all the best with this great opportunity.”

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, former Broncos GM Brian Xanders could replace Idzik in Seattle’s front office.

More in Sports

Lake Stevens sweeps Glacier Peak in 4A volleyball showdown

The Vikings earn a 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 win over the Grizzlies in an early battle of league leaders.

How to solve Seahawks’ O-line woes? Ask Cliff Avril

Center Justin Britt says the defensive end was invaluable in helping him learn as a rookie.

Mariners lose to Rangers 8-6 for 5th straight loss

Rougned Odors grand slam caps a seven-run fourth inning for Texas.

MLB commish says Seattle in mix for another All-Star Game

Rob Manfred touched on several topics in a news conference Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Special pheasant hunts on tap for youth, seniors

The Ebey Slough Game Unit is one of the areas that will be planted with birds for the two hunts.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Fish/Hunt Fest

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Saturday’s local celebration of Hunting and… Continue reading

Once dismissed from UW, Lewis finds home with Colorado

Buffaloes LB Drew Lewis spent one redshirt season at UW before being dismissed from the program.

Wednesday’s prep results and links

Wednesday’s prep results and links: BOYS TENNIS Wesco 4A Jackson 7, Mariner… Continue reading

WHL’s U.S. Division loaded with good teams, talent

The Silvertips will have stiff competition in their quest for a 15th straight playoff berth.

Most Read