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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jets chairman explains reason behind Mike Maccagnan firing

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The New York Jets made the somewhat surprising decision to fire general manager Mike Maccagnan midway through their offseason, after free agency and the NFL Draft, and ownership explained why on Wednesday.

Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said that, as his involvement in organizational matters increased, he was unhappy with how the front office was handling things, and admitted that the “synergy” between Maccagnan and coach Adam Gase was not what he wanted.

Johnson denied that this was the result of Gase winning a power struggle against Maccagnan — but added that Gase will have a say in the team’s next GM.

The timing is still odd, and when you hear reports that Gase and Maccagnan disagreed on certain key decisions, you do get the impression that Gase is holding all the cards here. The fact that he’ll have input on the new GM — and may retain power over the 53-man roster — only further solidifies that belief.



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