Report: Jets GM Maccagnan's job is safe
While New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles' job is in danger, general manager Mike Maccagnan's is not, according to an SNY report.
Per the report, which cites several sources familiar with the Jets' thinking, Bowles is likely to be fired after the season, but Maccagnan appears to be safe. The team intends to give Maccagnan a chance to compete for a spot in the playoffs in 2019, which has been his stated goal since being hired in 2015.
ESPN reported Monday, a day after Jets were routed 41-10 at home by the Buffalo Bills, that Bowles is unlikely to be fired midseason.
Maccagnan and Bowles both were hired in 2015 and believed to be given four-year contracts. Maccagnan reportedly was given a say in choosing the team's head coach, but the final decision went to owner Woody Johnson.
Christopher Johnson, the team's CEO since Woody Johnson was named the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, was "thrilled" with Maccagnan's aggressive trade-up last offseason, per the SNY report, that netted quarterback Sam Darnold with the third overall pick. He intends to give Maccagnan time to see how Darnold pans out.
Darnold missed Sunday's game after hurting his foot in a four-interception performance in Week 9. He has completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,934 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in nine starts, with a 3-6 record.
The Jets have gone 23-35 through three-plus seasons under the Bowles-Maccagan duo, including 3-7 this year.
Of Maccagnan's first three drafts, 10 of the 22 players chosen are no longer on the team's roster, including second round picks from 2015 (Devin Smith) and 2016 (Christian Hackenberg). Hackenberg has yet to appear in an NFL regular-season game and recently agreed to join the new Alliance of American Football.
--Field Level Media
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