Changes Coming To Jets Front Office?

Many in the league expect changes in the Jets front office after the draft, Mike Lombardi of The Athletic hears. Lombardi notes that GM Mike Maccagnan is on the hot seat, which could lead to a shakeup in the scouting department. It’s not immediately clear whether Maccagnan himself could be in jeopardy after the draft wraps up, though it would be a shock if the GM were to get the axe before the start of the season.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Rich Cimini echoes other reports of friction between Maccagnan and new head coach Adam Gase. Specifically, Cimini says the two had disagreement over free agency strategy, with CEO Christopher Johnson visiting team facilities to “observe the dynamic between the coach and general manager.” Predictably, the GM downplayed the friction between the two.

“Actually, I think Adam and I have worked very well together,” said Maccagnan. “I’m sure, like in any process, there are times where … you know, you work through the process.

“It’s just like in a scouting meeting. You might have different opinions on a player. But, from my standpoint, I’ve actually had a very good working relationship with Adam. Quite frankly, as I’ve said before, he has a very good sense of humor. He makes me laugh quite a bit, which is one of the reasons why I like working with him.”

While some pundits ran with Lombardi’s story and assumed that Maccagnan’s job was in jeopardy, Cimini says “from all indications, the Jets have no plans to make a change.” The general manager naturally wouldn’t discuss his job security, noting that his focus is on the draft.

“I don’t think I’m really going to sit here and comment about my job,” Maccagnan said. “I’m focused on the draft. I feel good about the situation we’re in. I feel very good about working with Adam going forward.”

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  1. MathTeacherSDSUAlumni619

    Should of traded down.

    Even if it means taking a lesser package should of traded down to recoup draft capital.

    Protecting darnold and paving the way for bell should have been the focus of this draft.

    • TrollHunter

      No they shouldn’t have.

      You can’t force the draft. They were in a spot to get one of the 2 best prospects in the draft.

      If you can get fair value for that then maybe you trade.

      They couldn’t, so they did the right thing and took the best player.

      • MathTeacherSDSUAlumni619

        1 elite player doesnt mean anything. Teams win championships not players.

        Patriots and Seahawks have been trading back for years and still manage sustained success.

        Jets have so many holes to fill. If a guy you like for a position of need isnt right at the time trade back and pick up extra picks this year and possibly next year. I didnt say draft OL at 3. I said move back and look for OL help later. Plenty of decent OL guys fell in Taylor Ford McGovern etc. Jets could have capitalized by trading the 3rd pick and getting good options at multiple positions rather than 1 elite option at 1 position.

        • Begamin

          They probably just didnt get a good offer to trade down. If its not worth a #3 then no point in giving up the #3

        • callingoutdummies247

          You need players to make a team. The better the players, the better the team

      • phenomenalajs

        I agree there, but, with their second third round pick, I didn’t see what the point was in giving up a pick (early 7) to move up one spot. They need more picks, not less.

  2. TrollHunter

    This Franchise doesn’t seem to make any sense!

    They hire a coach fresh off failure.

    They can’t seem to land top FA, despite having boatloads of cap.

    They want to shake up a FO after not only just hiring a new HC but also drafting.

    Also, the last few drafts by the Jets seem to producing some good young players.

  3. padam

    Gase was the wrong move to begin with. By the end of next year, everyone will be gone.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    “Quite frankly, as I’ve said before, he has a very good sense of humor. He makes me laugh quite a bit, which is one of the reasons why I like working with him.”

    Joe Pesci may have a future with the Jets.
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