Bill Polian reportedly not interested in New York Jets

  • By Dan Hanzus
  • Updated: Dec. 31, 2012 at 04:54 p.m.

Mike Tannenbaum is history, and the New York Jets are looking for a new general manager for the first time since 2006. Did the team already sniff around former Indianapolis Colts executive Bill Polian?

According to a USA Today report, the Jets reached out to Polian, who told the team he's not interested in the job.

Polian, 70, was fired by the Colts last year and has been an analyst for ESPN since February. Polian's son, Chris, was also let go by the Colts and now works in the Atlanta Falcons' personnel department. The elder Polian has previous experience as general manager of the Carolina Panthers (1994-97) and Buffalo Bills (1986-93), achieving considerable success at each stop.

"People call almost every day. Coaches. Players. Executives," Polian said, in full humblebrag mode. "There's lots of conversations. I'm not going to characterize any conversations with anybody."

Polian is known as a cranky type, a man whose personality might not have gone over well under the microscope in New York. That said, the Jets need serious upgrades across their roster, and that will take a personnel man with the Midas touch.