Mike Maccagnan had been the Jets general manager since 2015.

By Khadrice Rollins
May 15, 2019

The Jets announced Wednesday they have fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and named coach Adam Gase the interim. Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger has also been let go.

Maccagnan was hired by the Jets in 2015, coming to New York after serving as the Texans director of scouting. During his four seasons with the team, it went 24-40, failing to get more than five wins after his first season at the helm when the squad went 10-6 and just missed the playoffs.

This offseason the team made a splash by signing running back Le'Veon Bell to bolster the offense and add some needed security for second-year quarterback Sam Darnold, who the team drafted with the No. 3 pick in 2018. Multiple reporters have cited disagreements between Maccagnan and Gase. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports Gase did not want to sign Bell, specifically for four years and $52.5 million.

Bell tweeted a response to the report Wednesday night, stating that "[e]ven if reports are true, that won't stop me from doing what I came here to do."

In April, the Jets selected Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams with the No. 3 pick.

Gase was hired in January to replace Todd Bowles, who was hired by New York in 2015 shortly after Maccagnan took over and fired following a 4-12 2018.

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