The New York Jets announced on Wednesday that they have fired General Manager Mike Maccagnan and Vice President of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger.
Jets have fired GM Mike Maccagnan and VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger, league sources told @jeffdarlington and me. Maccagnan had two years left on his contract.
Jets are in position to have strong season thanks to Maccagnan and Heimerdinger.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 15, 2019
Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson released a statement on the moves, saying they were “in the best long-term interest of the New York Jets.”
“This morning, I informed Mike that he was being relieved of his duties as General Manager of the team, effective immediately. Mike helped to execute the strategic vision of the organization during the last four seasons and especially the past few months. However, I came to the decision to make a change after much thought and a careful assessment of what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets.”
The team’s new head coach Adam Gase will act as interim general manager while the team searches for Maccagnan’s replacement. While the last several seasons have been rough for the Jets, the firing comes at an odd time.
You would think a move like this would have taken place at the beginning of the off-season, not after hiring a new head coach, the signing big time free agents and going through the draft process.
There has to be more to the story.
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