Adam Schefter reports that the Jets have fired GM Mike Maccagnan and VP of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger on Wednesday.
Jets HC Adam Gase will serve as the team’s interim GM while they search for a replacement.
The Jets have already confirmed the news:
Statement from Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson on Mike Maccagnan. pic.twitter.com/cHWNJzExLp
— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 15, 2019
Rumors had been circulating that there was a rift between Maccagnan and Gase. Although, Gase denied that there were any issues and said the reported rift “kind of pisses me off.”
It’s strange that the Jets allowed Maccagnan to spend over $125 million in free agency and run their 2019 draft if they weren’t set on allowing him to see it through.
Jason La Canfora reports that rumblings were rampant before the draft that the Jets were considering changing GMs with Eagles executive Joe Douglas being someone who is likely to be high on their list of possible replacements.
Maccagnan began his football career working for the Redskins as a scouting intern back in 1990. He held a number of positions before the Texans hired him as their coordinator of college scouting in 2000.
From there, Maccagnan worked his way up to director of college scouting before the Jets hired him as their GM for the 2015 season.
During his four years as Jets’ head coach, Maccagnan’s teams have produced a record of 24-40 (37.5 percent) and no playoff appearances.