Hours before hiring Todd Bowles to be their new head coach, the New York Jets hired Mike Maccagnan to be their third GM in as many years.
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The New York Jets have announced that Houston Texans executive Mike Maccagnan would be their new General Manager.
“We interviewed a number of impressive, qualified candidates, but Mike Maccagnan clearly stood out,” Jets owner Woody Johnson said in a team release. “Mike’s attention to detail, strong personnel background and collaborative approach to evaluating players made it clear that he is the right choice to be the next general manager of the New York Jets.”
A New Jersey native, Maccagnan had been the Texans’ director of college scouting since 2011. Maccagnan comes to the Jets from the Houston Texans, where he served in a number of personnel roles. The Jets made a point to identify a candidate with scouting experience after the team’s previous GMs – John Idzik Idzik and Mike Tannenbaum – came from a salary cap background.
Maccagnan will report directly to Johnson, as will new coach Todd Bowles, as equal partners, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported.
Maccagnan has direct ties to Charley Casserly, the former Texans general manager who, along with Ron Wolf, were hired by Johnson to lead New York’s search for a GM and coach.
“Mike Maccagnan is an outstanding football man, one who is highly organized, and an excellent evaluator,” Casserly said in a team release. “He is very thorough in his preparation and will do a terrific job for the Jets.”