I've suggested a plan for Jerry to get a GM "AND" look like a Genius.
Simply hire some admin guy "GM" call him an evaluator. Call him whatever you want to call him, just don't call him the GM. Yet, he is a GM and he makes all the calls and Jerry takes credit.
If he fails, Jerry can hire another one and keep moving forward. But Jerry needs to cease all football activities and turn it over, but under the table.