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Jets fire GM Maccagnan, name Gase interim

16 May 2019

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement he told Maccagnan he was being relieved of his duties in the morning. Johnson goes on to justify today's choice "what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets". For what it's worth, Gase later downplayed the reports. That connection could help serve as his next pro launching point, though Douglas has been rumored as the favorite to be the next Jets general manager even prior to Maccagnan's official ouster Wednesday.

In a stunning move, the New York Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan on Wednesday.

News out of NY is the Jets have fired their general manager, Mike Maccagnan and VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger.

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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 shaking things up in the front office and it'll likely have an impact on things in Philadelphia. Gase and Maccagnan also reportedly disagreed over free-agent strategy with Johnson, according to ESPN. We have discussion on everything.

"I don't know who decides to put that stuff out there", Gase said.

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Maccagnan compiled a 24-40 record during his tenure as Jets GM, with the team slumping to 4-12 last season.

Maccagnan, who was hired as GM in 2015, was not relieved of his duties this past offseason when coach Todd Bowles was sacked - leading many to assume that Maccagnan's job was not in jeopardy. "In fact, he made it clear that he didn't want to spend a lot of money on any running back". He also acquired left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Raiders in a trade. ESPN reported during the draft that friction had developed between Maccagnan and Gase because of disagreements over personnel during free agency.

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Jets fire GM Maccagnan, name Gase interim