Maccagnan interviewed with Jets owner Woody Johnson and consultants Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf on Monday, and reportedly was the first candidate for the position to be interviewed twice.
The Jets have had Maccagnan in town for the last three days, according to Rapoport.
Johnson fired GM John Idzik following a 4-12 season, along with head coach Rex Ryan.
Maccagnan has been the Texans director of college scouting since 2011 and has been with the organization since 2000. Prior to going to Houston, he was a scout for the Washington Redskins for six seasons.
- Molly Geary