NEW YORK — Mike Maccagnan helped lead the Jets’ teaching search this offseason, spent massive cash in free company and oversaw the crew’s draft.
Now, stunningly, he’s out as New York’s basic supervisor.
Workforce chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson introduced the choice to fireplace Maccagnan in a press release posted Wednesday on the crew’s Twitter account. Coach Adam Gase will function the performing basic supervisor in Maccagnan’s place whereas the Jets seek for a alternative.
“This morning, I knowledgeable Mike that he was being relieved of his duties as basic supervisor of the crew, efficient instantly,” Johnson stated within the assertion. “Mike helped to execute the strategic imaginative and prescient of the group over the last 4 seasons and particularly the previous few months. Nevertheless, I got here to the choice to make a change after a lot thought and a cautious evaluation of what could be in the perfect long-term pursuits of the New York Jets.”
The timing is especially unusual as a result of Maccagnan ran the Jets’ draft lower than three weeks in the past, together with taking defensive deal with Quinnen Williams with the No. three total decide. There have been some rumors, nonetheless, that there was rigidity between Maccagnan and Gase — which each denied.
Gase was irritated by the suggestion there have been issues between the 2 when requested concerning the studies, saying final Friday: “I don’t know who decides to place that stuff on the market. It type of pisses me off just a little bit. We’ve got discussions on all the things.”
ESPN reported that Brian Heimerdinger, the Jets’ vp of participant personnel, was additionally fired as a part of the crew’s entrance workplace shake-up.
Maccagnan, who was employed as GM in 2015, was not relieved of his duties this previous offseason when coach Todd Bowles was fired — main many to imagine that Maccagnan’s job was not in jeopardy. He was absolutely concerned within the teaching search and hiring Gase to switch Bowles. Maccagnan was additionally energetic in free company in March, spending greater than $125 million to land the likes of operating again Le’Veon Bell, linebacker C.J. Mosley and extensive receiver Jamison Crowder. He additionally acquired left guard Kelechi Osemele from Oakland in a commerce.
The Jets even have what they imagine is a franchise quarterback in place in Sam Darnold, who was the third total decide in final 12 months’s draft after Maccagnan engineered a cope with Indianapolis to maneuver up from the No. 6 spot. Security Jamal Adams and defensive lineman Leonard Williams are additionally latest draft picks by Maccagnan who’ve grow to be constructing blocks for the protection.
However Maccagnan’s draft historical past since coming to New York is in any other case shaky, at finest.