Jets say Adam Gase had nothing to do with GM Mike Maccagnan’s firing
The New York Jets fired Mike Maccagnan from his post as general manager on Wednesday, and the general consensus is that head coach Adam Gase is the main reason why.
After all, Gase and Maccagnan had reportedly clashed earlier this offseason, and now, Gase has been named the interim general manager.
However, the Jets insist that Maccagnan’s dismissal had nothing to do with Gase:
“This has nothing to do with Adam,” Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson told reporters on Wednesday, according to Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News.
That seems pretty hard to believe, especially considering that Gase will now be involved in the hiring of the Jets’ next general manager. Not only that, but if it weren’t for Gase wanting Maccagnan gone, then why would New York let Maccagnan handle free agency and the draft and then decide to fire him? It makes no sense.
Maccagnan landed the job as Jets general manager back in January 2015, and on December 2017, he signed an extension through 2020.
It’s not like Maccagnan did a great job at the helm, as New York went just 28-40 without any playoff appearances during his four years, but he actually had a pretty solid free agency haul and the Jets seemed to be heading in the right direction, so canning him at this point is just strange.
New York won just four games this past season and has not made the postseason since the 2010 campaign. The Jets have posted just one winning season since then.