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.

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