The New York Jets have fired the team’s general manager and vice president of player personnel Wednesday.
General Manager Mike Maccagnan and VP of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger will move on from New York the Jets said in a statement.
The Jets announce head coach Adam Gase will act as the team’s interim general manager.
According to multiple reports, the deal to sign former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell played a role in tension which contributed to Wednesday’s news.
One disagreement between Adam Gase and Mike Maccagnan/Christopher Johnson…
Gase absolutely did not want to sign Le’Veon Bell, per sources. In fact, he made it clear that he didn’t want to spend a lot of money on any running back. — Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 15, 2019
Liked the player, didn’t love the money is how I heard it on Le’Veon Bell. Adam Gase also didn’t love the price tag on CJ Mosley. It all added up. https://t.co/BOZw4b5GwX — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 15, 2019
Bell signed a four-year deal worth $52.5 million this offseason to go to New York. Christopher Johnson is the CEO of the New York Jets.
ESPN’s Field Yates recaps the last few months in his words:
The Jets’ plan, recapped:
1. Let Mike Maccagnan run a free agency period in which they spent $191.2M on Le’Veon Bell, C.J. Mosley, Jamison Crowder and Henry Anderson.
2. Let Maccaggnan run a draft in which they had the 3rd pick.
3. Fire Maccaggnan three weeks after the draft. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 15, 2019