Philadelphia Eagles exec linked to open New York Jets GM job
May 16 2019
New head coach Adam Gase will serve as acting general manager until a new GM is hired. Both announcements were made by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson.
At the tail end of a whirlwind day in which Mike Maccagnan was sacked as Jets general manager and Gase was promoted to interim GM, more news has come for Gang Green along with a fresh start for Lee. Johnson goes on to justify today's choice "what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets".
In addition, ESPN reports that vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger has also been fired.
The Patriots and Jets will play in Week 3 at New England and Week 7 in NY this season. That's our job. We have to work through so much stuff.
Adam Gase didn't take long to make his first move as New York Jets interim general manager.
The move comes just weeks after the completion of the 2019 National Football League draft, removing Maccagnan from the post he's held since 2015.
Mike Maccagnan helped lead the Jets' coaching search this offseason, spent big money in free agency and oversaw the team's draft.
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 finished at 4-12 last season and have won just 14 games over the previous three years, finishing last in the AFC East each time. However, Gase and Maccagnan reportedly disagreed on quite a few things, one of those being the acquiring of Jets running back, Le'Veon Bell. The Jets also added wide receiver Jamison Crowder from the Washington Redskins and trade for offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders.