Simple solution if both parties are interested.
Peyton Manning VP of Football Ops
Peyton has 3 jobs, very simple ones I think he can handle, has the balls to handle, and would hope if he took the job he would still have the burning desire to win.
Those 3 jobs, 1. Settle any, and all squabbling between Gase, and Douglas he would be both of their boss’ no behind the back power play BS from our separate reporting to the owner structure. 2. Report all concerns about possible issues with upper end Football management from playbook copier guy to the HC, GM, scouts leaving which ever Johnson silver spoon baby in charge to sit back, and sink, or swim in the golden sea that Manning is. 3. This is basically the most important part, Head up this Football management, coaching staff, scouts, and in some special occasions a couple of the core guys like Darnold every year, and use ALL of their opinions, reports, needs, wants, visions as an organization to become not just a winning team, but a winning culture that players know when they walk in to the Jets locker room the message is clear Peyton does things this way, Douglas, Scouts, Gase, and the staff do things their way when it makes sense to the overall team goal which is determined by the whole group, but the ultimate final say comes from Peyton no one else.
The structure is ideal IMO, the biggest ? to this puzzle is can Peyton successfully move chess pieces around like no other as a GM, as far as getting the right players, being able to draft, and keep those under him happy enough IE enough of what they would like personnel wise to win.
Its really a can’t lose situation for the Jets, Peyton technically isn’t the GM so you can’t say the Jets jumped on him before he was ready and/or qualified, he has shown more then enough on field abilities to show he is a more then capable general even when he can’t throw the ball further then 5 yard, and still out smart a good defense.
Last, but not least his name alone adds credibility to the franchise they have not had since I guess a cup of coffee in 2010, but really not since Parcells in 97, and if Peyton fails who would listen, and think the Jets made a huge mistake bringing in no experience Peyton. And TBH your really just asking him to oversee the children, and when needed step in to get them back on task, with the right guys it’s an easy job, with the wrong group it sucks balls.