Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan; coach Adam Gase acting GM

Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan, make Adam Gase acting GM

"Mike helped to execute the strategic vision of the organization during the last four seasons and especially the past few months", Johnson said in the statement.

If you're a NY sports fan who puts your support behind the Knicks and Jets, well, you've had better days. For what it's worth, Gase later downplayed the reports. The whispers were that the GM and his newly-hired head coach Adam Gase were not seeing eye-to-eye on how they were procuring talent and rebuilding the team.

ESPN reported that Brian Heimerdinger, the Jets' vice president of player personnel, also was sacked as part of the team's front office shake-up.

The New York Jets are making a big chance at the top of their front office heading into the 2019 season.

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Jets chariman and CEO, Christopher Johnson, released the following statement on Wednesday regarding the decision to fire the GM just three weeks after the NFL Draft. "It kind of pisses me off a little bit". Bowles was sacked after posting a 4-12 record last season. Head Coach Todd Bowles paid the price with his job in the off-season, but Maccagnan was seemingly handed a reprieve and was given the green light to mount a particularly aggressive offseason. According to ESPN, Maccagnan also had a significant role in initially hiring Gase, which only makes the move more shocking.

As noted by Rapoport, this move makes it clear that Gase will have a heavy influence in the personnel side of building the Jets team he will coach, and it's likely that influence was wielded throughout the 2019 National Football League draft.

Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, who is believed to be close to Gase, could be the man to replace Maccagnan fulltime, ESPN reported. He also acquired left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Raiders in a trade.

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