By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
Amid reports of tension, the New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and have replaced him with head coach Adam Gase, who will take over personnel decisions on an interim basis.
The announcement was made by Jets CEO Christopher Johnson.
Statement from Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson on Mike Maccagnan. pic.twitter.com/cHWNJzExLp— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 15, 2019
Maccagnan had held the job for the last four seasons. The Jets did not make the playoffs during his tenure.
The news comes after rumblings of a rift between Gase, the Jets new head coach, and Maccagnan. Both sides denied any friction, with Gase saying the reports “pissed him off.”
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, there were indeed disagreements between the two, including on the Jets biggest free agent signing.
One disagreement between Adam Gase and Mike Maccagnan/Christopher Johnson...— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 15, 2019
Gase absolutely did not want to sign Le’Veon Bell, per sources. In fact, he made it clear that he didn’t want to spend a lot of money on any running back.
The Jets are the gift that keeps on giving.
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