The Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan on Wednesday morning, the team announced.
Head coach Adam Gase appears to be the beneficiary for now as he has been given the interim GM title, while the Jets look for a full-time replacement.
“Mike helped to execute the strategic vision of the organization during the last four seasons and especially the past few months,” chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement. “However, I came to the decision to make a change after much thought and a careful assessment of what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets.
“I will start a search for our new General Manager immediately. In the interim, Coach Gase will be the acting General Manager. I would like to thank Mike for his time and efforts during his tenure, and I wish only the best for him and his wife Betty.”
Johnson’s search could lead him to the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel, Joe Douglas. ESPN.com reported that Douglas is the early favorite for the position and is close with Gase.