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Jets were going to offer Caldwell the house — literally

David Caldwell

New Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell appears at an NFL football news conference, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla. Caldwell signed a five-year deal to replace fired general manager Gene Smith, and was introduced on the same day the team fired head coach Mike Mularkey after just one season, the worst in franchise history. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)


Here’s a bit more evidence that the Jets aren’t having the easiest time finding someone to take their general manager job.

According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, the Jets were going to include a $1 million housing allowance in the deal they were preparing for GM candidate David Caldwell.

The Jets will eventually find someone to take their GM job. After all, there are only 32 such positions in the world, and many more people who want one of them.

But the fact they couldn’t convince Caldwell to join them, even while offering such a huge perk, speaks to the issues there.

A tight salary cap, a problematic quarterback situation, and a coach he didn’t get to pick was apparently more than Caldwell wanted to take on, no matter what.

Say what you want about Jacksonville (note to New York, not everyone wants to live in New York), but getting to do things his way, with an owner who has shown signs of being supportive while not meddling (cough, Tebow, cough), was apparently enough to sway Caldwell’s decision.