Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan; coach Adam Gase acting GM

Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan; coach Adam Gase acting GM

With their GM search underway following Wednesday's firing of Mike Maccagnan, the New York Jets could raid Bears GM Ryan Pace's personnel staff to find Maccagnan's successor. In the interim, head coach Adam Gase will serve as the team's general manager - but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Eagles' vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas is a possible long-term replacement.

Douglas began his National Football League scouting career in Baltimore, where he won two Super Bowl rings working under legendary GM Ozzie Newsome.

Gase only started coaching the Jets in January, so many see his role as acting General Manager as happening a little fast.

The stunning decision by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson was announced in a statement posted Wednesday on the team's Twitter account.

If you're a NY sports fan who puts your support behind the Knicks and Jets, well, you've had better days.

Rumors of a rift between Maccagnan and Gase floated across NY for weeks, but both were adamant publicly that they shared a healthy working relationship. The Jets replaced the decision-making duo with head coach Adam Gase, naming the recently hired head man the interim GM.

Mehta reported that "Gase absolutely did not want to sign Le'Veon Bell, per sources". We have discussion on everything.

Maccagnan had significant input into the hiring of Gase. Head Coach Todd Bowles paid the price with his job in the off-season, but Maccagnan was seemingly handed a reprieve and was given the green light to mount a particularly aggressive offseason. He also acquired left guard Kelechi Osemele from Oakland in a trade.

The Jets also have what they believe is a franchise quarterback in place in Sam Darnold, who was the third overall pick in last year's draft after Maccagnan engineered a deal with the Colts to move up from the No. 6 spot.

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