Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald offers some names to keep an eye on with regards to the Dolphins general manager position should they elect to part ways with current GM Jeff Ireland.
According to Salguero, former Jets and Browns head coach Eric Mangini is the No. 1 option for the Dolphins due to his relationship with Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross. Salguero adds that Ross planned to hire Mangini in 2011, but Ireland, “balked at the idea.”
Mangini currently resides as a Senior Offensive Consultant for the San Francisco 49ers.
Other potential candidates for the job according Salguero include:
- Dolphins assistant GM Brian Gaine
- Dolphins Executive VP of Football Administration Dawn Aponte
- Former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli
- Carl Peterson
- Former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum
With the Dolphins missing the playoffs after a large offseason spending spree in 2013 offseason, it only seems like a matter of time before Miami makes a change at GM.
We’ll have more as the news is available.