The New York Jets have reportedly dumped offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, but the team might be close to hiring its next general manager.
Caldwell is believed to be the first candidate to net a second meeting with the Jets, who fired longtime GM Mike Tannenbaum earlier this month after a disastrous 6-10 season.
Whoever lands New York's front-office gig encounters issues. Rex Ryan remains in place as coach, but it's unclear which of his assistants will stick, something the new GM might weigh in on. On the field, the quarterback situation is a wild mess with Tim Tebow on his way out and embattled starter Mark Sanchez guaranteed millions thanks to an ill-timed lucrative extension.