The soap opera that is the New York Jets has had a hell of an episode today. The franchise fired GM Mike Maccagnan and VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger in a fit of bizarre timing — towards the end of an offseason in which they hired Adam Gase as head coach, signed Le'Veon Bell and a number of other high-priced free agents, and had the third pick in the draft.
We knew it wouldn’t take long for leaks to emerge, so here we go:
If Maccagnan were going to lose this power struggle in the end, it goes without saying it would’ve been better for the Jets to realize that months ago before making those signings and moving forward with the draft. It implies there is big dysfunction within the organization.
Moving forward, a number of reporters are citing Eagles VP of Player Personnel Joe Joseph as a candidate to replace Maccagnan, and Adam Schefter also just swooped in with this nugget:
Say what you want about the Jets, but at least they’re never boring.