New York Jets

Jets fire general manager Mike Maccagnan, name first-year coach Adam Gase acting GM


"This morning, I informed Mike that he was being relieved of his duties as general manager of the team, effective immediately," Johnson said.


ESPN.com's Rich Cimini wrote at the time of Maccagnan's hire in Jan. 2015 that the Jets interviewed at least six other candidates for the job -- Rod Graves, Chris Grier, Trent Kirchner, Bill Kuharich, Rick Mueller and Jon Robinson -- and the organization was turned down by four others -- Chris Ballard, Eric DeCosta, George Paton and Ryan Pace.


Ballard, DeCosta and Pace are all now general managers (for the Colts , Ravens and Bears ), and Paton is an assistant GM with the Vikings .


CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora thinks Eagles executive Joe Douglas could be high on the list of candidates to succeed Maccagnan.


General Manager Mike Maccagnan is on the hot seat internally, and many in the league expect changes in the Jets' front office after the draft.


The development comes after the Jets selected Quinnen Williams , arguably the best player in the draft, with the third-overall pick, and added edge rusher Jachai Polite -- also considered a first-round talent -- in Round 3.






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