EAGLES’ RICK MUELLER ON JETS RADAR AS GM CANDIDATE

By Peter Gleason

If yesterday was Black Monday, when four NFL head coaches were fired, call today Turnover Tuesday, when permission is being asked to talk to execs of other teams.

As in, Mother, May I.

The Jets have requested permission to speak with Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta and Eagles director of pro personnel Rick Mueller.

That makes five GM candidates and five head coaching candidates officially on the Jets’ radar. The Jets have interviews lined up with two coaches (Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Seahawks offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable), plus one executive (Seattle director of pro personnel Trent Kirchner).

The Jets’ contingent of owner Woody Johnson and consultants Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf will knock out those three interviews during a trip to Seattle this weekend.

Mueller, 47, was promoted earlier this year to director of pro personnel. Like DeCosta and all of the GM candidates the Jets likely will chase, he has a significant scouting background — something John Idzik lacked.

Mueller joined the Eagles in 2012 as a player personnel executive. He previously worked in scouting with the Jaguars (1994-2000) and in player personnel in the Saints’ front office (2000-08). He worked as a GM in the United Football League from 2009-11.

 

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