The Jets introduced Gase as their new head coach on January 11, but within weeks it was apparent that the Maccagnan-Gase marriage wasn't going well, and Gase felt it was an awkward fit. Adam Gase will take over as GM on an interim basis.
"This morning, I informed Mike that he was being relieved of his duties as general manager of the team, effective immediately, " Johnson said in the statement. Johnson says he made the move after assessing what would be in the Jets' best interests. "I would like to thank Mike for his time and efforts during his tenure, and I wish only the best for him and his wife Betty". ESPN.com reported that Douglas is the early favorite for the position and is close with Gase.
Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas could emerge as a candidate, Schefter suggested.
Based on what Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported in the aftermath of that decision, it seems Le'Veon Bell was a huge reason as to why.
The Jets also fired VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger. "We have discussions on everything". "We're trying to put this thing together as well as we can in a short period of time".
That didn't last long: Four months after hiring head coach Adam Gase, left, the New York Jets fired the man who had a role in his hiring, general manager Mike Maccagnan (right). 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. Bowles was sacked after posting a 4-12 record last season.
News of Maccagnan's firing comes amid rumors that he and Gase got into an argument centered around the draft, and how much they should have offered running back Le'Veon Bell.