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Why firing Mike Maccagnan was the right move for the Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24: New York Jets legend Joe Namath talks with GM Mike Maccagnan on the sidelines before a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24: New York Jets legend Joe Namath talks with GM Mike Maccagnan on the sidelines before a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Despite an offseason that brought the New York Jets tons of new talent, the team made the right move by firing general manager Mike Maccagnan.

Maccagnan’s four-year reign as the GM of the Jets came to end after a rumored rift with new head coach Adam Gase. Some would have liked for him to remain in charge, but a look at his resume during his time in New York would suggest that he was lucky to last as long as he did.

Under Maccagnan, the Jets had an unimpressive 24-40 record in 4 seasons, failing to make the playoffs every season. Maccagnan comes with a background in scouting players, yet his draft record has underwhelmed.

Outside of Sam Darnold, Jamal Adams, Leonard Williams, Quincy Enunwa, and Marcus Maye (Robby Anderson was an UDFA), he has failed to draft and develop a roster good enough to compete. His draft resume looks even worse when add in the fact that Darnold, Adams and Williams were all top 10 picks and were already regarded as can’t-miss prospects.

The Jets finished the last three seasons in the bottom half of the entire league and as a laughing stock. As the GM and the person tasked with assembling the 53 man roster, majority of the blame for the lack of success falls on his shoulders.

Starting a new era with a new coach, a new QB, and new top tier playmakers, it was time to make a change up top and start fresh. The outlook for this team has never been brighter and needs to continue to rise. The firing of Maccagnan was yet another step in the right direction.

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