NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah could be the next member of draft media to make a big move into an NFL front office.
First, it was Mike Mayock. Now, it may be Daniel Jeremiah.
NFL Network has become quite the breeding ground for teams to find their next big personnel guy. Mayock was hired by the Oakland Raiders this offseason to become the team’s general manager, and now Jeremiah is being considered by the New York Jets for a prominent role in their front office, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“Just months after NFLN Draft Analyst Mike Mayock took the Raiders’ GM job, his replacement Daniel Jeremiah is under serious consideration for a prominent front-office position with the NY Jets,” Schefter tweeted. “NFLN Draft Analyst job has become breeding ground for front-office jobs.”
This is pretty surprising, regardless of how great it is to see members of draft media actually move into the big chair.
It’s odd that the Jets are considering tapping into the media so quickly instead of waiting to see what kind of job Mayock actually does. His selection of Clelein Ferrell at No. 4 overall wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement, but the Raiders have since been praised as having one of the better draft classes in the league.
Jeremiah joined NFL Network in 2012 after spending several years as a scout in the league. He held scouting positions with the Ravens, Browns and Jets.
Other media personalities who have been considered for general manager jobs include ESPN’s Louis Riddick.
The exact role Jeremiah would hold in New York isn’t known. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that he becomes the team’s new general manager after the recent ousting of Mike Maccagnan.