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New York Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan

New York Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan

"This morning, I informed Mike (Maccagnan) that he was being relieved of his duties as General Manager of the team, effective immediately", Jets owner Woody Johnson said in a statement. Johnson goes on to justify today's choice "what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets".

This is not the best start for a new head coach and running back to kick off their respective careers together.

Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly was one of two names mentioned Wednesday by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport as the Jets' potential replacement hire for Maccagnan.

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

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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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When Maccagnan hired Gase in January, most people in the National Football League knew Gase was not going to sit idly by - like former Jets head coach Todd Bowles often did - and watch Maccagnan and Heimerdinger try to fix what they had inadequately built over the last four years. "We have discussions on everything". According to ESPN, Maccagnan also had a significant role in initially hiring Gase, which only makes the move more shocking. That's our job. We have to work through so much stuff.

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. The Jets also added wide receiver Jamison Crowder from the Washington Redskins and trade for offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas could emerge as a candidate, Schefter suggested.