Mike Maccagnan is no longer the Jets’ general manager.
That much we learned on Wednesday. But the “why” of the matter still isn’t entirely clear.
The timing of the move is bizarre, considering Maccagnan was entrusted to help selected the team’s new head coach – Adam Gase – sign a massive free-agent class and make six NFL Draft picks over the past several months. All of that came after he was spared by acting owner Christopher Johnson, who opted to keep Maccagnan in place, while firing former head coach Todd Bowles, at the end of 2018.
One of the biggest moves Maccagnan made this offseason was signing running back Le’Veon Bell – the cream of the free-agent crop. It was a big-money addition, costing the Jets $25 million guaranteed and potentially up to $52.5 million over four years.
Apparently, that decision may have something to do with why Maccagnan is no longer working for the Jets.