Tom Heckert reportedly to meet with New York Jets

By Kevin Patra
Updated: Jan. 2, 2013 at 08:58 a.m.

The NFL's season of musical chairs has begun and we aren't close to the end of the melody.

The latest news concerns former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert.

Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reports that Heckert has an interview scheduled with the New York Jets, who jettisoned general manager Mike Tannenbaum on Monday.

Cabot also reports that at least one team other than the Jets is hotly pursuing Heckert. However, hshe cites a source who disputes multiple reports that the former Browns and Philadelphia Eagles general manager would end up with Andy Reid in Arizona if the Cardinals hire the former Eagles coach.

The interest in Heckert is not a shock. He has shown a keen eye as a talent evaluator in each of his NFL stops. Cleveland is one of the best job openings on the market partially because of the work Heckert has done in upgrading the talent on both sides of the ball.