There’s been a lot of drama surrounding the New York Jets as of late, starting from the hiring of Adam Gase. While both parties denied claims that they both got off on the wrong foot, after the firing of Maccagnan, it seems the claims were true.
Adam Gase Named Acting GM
The Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson announced on Wednesday that it is firing Mike Maccagnan as GM and to be replaced by first year coach Adam Gase as acting general manager. While Gase may not stay on for long as acting GM, he will be very much involved in hiring a new one for the team. But how and where and how did this announcement of firing Maccagnan come to be?
First of all, Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles piloted the Jets to a 24-40 record over four years. Something mediocre and a not so impressive performance for the team. For over the last three seasons they had in New York, it was only the Jets who didn’t win at least six games in one campaign.
While Maccagnan was able to sign in top stars like Leonard Williams, Sam Darnold, Jamal Adams, and Quinnen Williams, he did trade away Sheldon Richardson and even let Damon Harrison walk in free agency. He also selected Christian Hackenberg back in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft at a point when Hackenberg was pegged as undraftable. Hackenberg didn’t even see the field in the regular season and then he was shipped to Oakland in 2018.
Maccagnan May Not Reap Fruits of His Labor
The legacy that Maccagnan will leave after being fired from the New York Jets is yet to be told. There are promising players that can turn the Jets performance around the likes of Darnold, Adams, Quinnen Williams, Le’Veon Bell, and Trumaine Johnson. Fans and the rest of the New York Jets team and staff will have to wait and see under the new leadership of acting GM, Adam Gase.