The New York Jets are once again a sh-tshow.
"This morning, I informed Mike that he was being relieved of his duties as general manager of the team, effective immediately", Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said in an official statement. Johnson goes on to justify today's choice "what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets". The Athletic suggested in April that Maccagnan could be on the hot season.
Mehta reported that "Gase absolutely did not want to sign Le'Veon Bell, per sources".
Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets as a free agent. He was fully involved in the coaching search and hiring Gase to replace Bowles. "We have discussions on everything". That's our job. We have to work through so much stuff.
"The jets aren't particularly pleased with their new running back's decision to stay away from the team given their significant investment and desire to make him an integral part of Adam Gase's offense".
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.
Maccagnan compiled a 24-40 record during his tenure as Jets GM, with the team slumping to 4-12 last season.
As noted by Rapoport, this move makes it clear that Gase will have a heavy influence in the personnel side of building the Jets team he will coach, and it's likely that influence was wielded throughout the 2019 National Football League draft. He also acquired left guard Kelechi Osemele from the Raiders in a trade.
Reports indicate Gase is interested in bringing in Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, with whom he worked in Chicago.