The New York Jets have announced a major shake in their scouting department today. Terry Bradway (Senior director of college scouting) and Jeff Bauer (Director of college scouting) were both fired.
“Today, I informed Terry and Jeff that the organization will be moving forward without them,” Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said. “They have made valuable contributions to the New York Jets for more than a decade and we wish them both success in the future.”
Bradway just finished his 14th season with the New York Jets and his second as senior director of college scouting. Following the 2012 NFL Draft, he added the responsibility of overseeing all team efforts surrounding the draft, a role he also held from 2006-08. During that span he also oversaw the Jets’ pro scouting operations.
I spoke to someone in the organization who said new GM Mike Maccagnan had people in mind for these roles. So he is building his own scouting report, which is the right thing to do.
There are reports that ex-Jaguars GM Gene Smith will be joining the organization. I asked if those reports were true and was told that if Gene Smith does join the organization, it wouldn’t be in either of these roles.
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