Reports surfaced on Friday that there was friction between Jets HC Adam Gase and GM Mike Maccagnan.
Maccagnan addressed the situation by telling reporters that he has a strong rapport with Gase.
“Actually, I think Adam and I have worked very well together,” Maccagnan said. “I’m sure, like in any process, there are times where … you know, you work through the process.
“It’s just like in a scouting meeting. You might have different opinions on a player. But, from my standpoint, I’ve actually had a very good working relationship with Adam. Quite frankly, as I’ve said before, he has a very good sense of humor. He makes me laugh quite a bit, which is one of the reasons why I like working with him.”
Rich Cimini of ESPN reports that there were disagreements over certain personnel decisions during free agency between Gase and Maccagnan and CEO Christopher Johnson started spending more time at the facility to observe the dynamic between the coach and general manager.
A separate source explained that while Johnson has been around the facility more than in the past, it has nothing to do with Gase and Maccagnan. According to Cimini, Johnson is now confident Gase and Maccagnan are on the same page.
Michael Lombardi reported that “all is not well” in the Jets scouting operation and Maccagnan is on the hot seat internally. Lombardi added that and many in the league expect changes in the Jets’ front office after the draft.
Jason La Canfora reported that if the Jets do have some sort of change in their front office, one name that has been circulating in GM circles for weeks as a possible addition there is Eagles executive Joe Douglas.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets and Maccagnan as the news is available.