New York Jets Make it Official: Mike Maccagnan is the General Manager

By Alan Schechter

Dec 29, 2014; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets chairman and chief executive officer


y Johnson addresses the media regarding the dismissal of general manager John Idzik (not pictured) and head coach Rex Ryan (not pictured) at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

The Jets have made the inevitable official, Mike Maccagnan has been named as the new general manager, replacing the fired John Izdik.

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Here is what Woody Johnson had to say about Maccagnan, courtesy of the team website:

“We interviewed a number of impressive, qualified candidates, but Mike Maccagnan clearly stood out,” said Johnson. “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.

Johnson was grateful for the help of Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf in the search process. Here is Maccagnan:

“In my line of work,” Maccagnan said, “having the chance to serve as a general manager is what you work towards your entire career. Having a supportive owner who is passionate and committed to delivering a winning team to the fans is one of the keys to building a successful organization. I have enjoyed getting to know Mr. Johnson during the interview process and am grateful to him for this opportunity.” “We have a solid foundation of players and a state-of-the-art facility in one of the most exciting and dynamic areas in America. As with all teams, there are some areas we need to address, but we’re going to hire the right head coach, evaluate our personnel, and work together to build a football operation to get the New York Jets back on the winning track.”

Maccagnan is a local product, growing up in Highstown, NJ, just an hour away from the facility in Florham Park. He has been a part of many terrific draft choices, recently including a guy named J.J. Watt.

The Jets got their man. Now time to get a coach.