Thirteen days after firing head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idizk, Jets owner Woody Johnson has apparently found his new GM.
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The New York Jets are reportedly prepared to officially hire former Houston Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan as their new General Manager, according to Ian Rapoport.
Maccagnan interviewed extensively with the Jets over the past week and was called back for a second interview this past week, remaining in the area to speak with the Jets brass on numerous occasions. Maccagnan had a long relationship with Charley Casserly, one of the key members of Woody Johnson’s brain trust in the hiring process, from their days at Washington and Houston.
The Jets had indicated a preference to hire a General Manager before picking a head coach, although Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that they were prepared to fly out to Seattle to “try to hire” Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn if Seattle lost on Saturday night. Quinn’s previously been described as the favorite for the job.
Jets owner Woody Johnson fired head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik on Black Monday, following a 4-12 season.
Early on Sunday morning it was also announced that the Buffalo Bills would hire Rex Ryan as their new head coach.