Jerry Angelo was hired by Chicago as General Manager in 2001, and he remained in that role through the 2011 season. During his 11 years with the Bears, he had 6 winning seasons, 4 playoff appearances, and one trip to the Super Bowl.
But Angelo failed to keep Chicago consistently competitive in the NFC North, and ownership decided that a new direction was necessary after 2011, and Angelo was replaced by Phil Emery.
A couple of in-depth looks at Jerry Angelo's tenure in Chicago:
What Jerry Angelo's draft-day War Room may look like:
Angelo's failures in the NFL Draft are well-documented, but he was named the 8th-best GM in pro sports in 2007, and best in Chicago at that time.
If the Jets end up signing Angelo as their guy, they need to understand: He was always pretty average. A few good years, and a few bad years, with a lot of consistent mediocrity in between.
In the NFL, consistency is the key, and, at least in Chicago, he was never more than consistently average.