Twitter reacts to Jets firing GM Mike Maccagnan
The New York Jets dropped a huge piece of news on Wednesday morning, announcing that they have fired general manager Mike Maccagnan. The timing of the move is especially shocking, considering the draft and free agency are in the rear-view mirror.
Maccagnan still had two years left on his contract, but a reported rift between him and coach Adam Gase led to his demise. Now, Gase will take over as interim GM until a permanent one is hired.
Fans and media members were caught off guard by Maccagnan’s firing and had quite the reactions on Twitter.
So who was calling the shots for the Jets during the 2019 Draft? Gase? Future internal hire GM? pic.twitter.com/4ZiSCrAdaT
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) May 15, 2019
Clearly, there was strife in the organization, which the #Jets denied. Now the truth is out. It’s a stunner because they empowered Maccagnan to spend $125M and make the No. 3 pick in the draft.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 15, 2019
The #Jets have let their last two GMs tear it down then haven’t let them finish the rebuild. Tough to sustain success that way. We’ll see where they go from here.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 15, 2019
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 15, 2019
Ladies & Gentlemen, the interim General Manager of your New York Jets pic.twitter.com/YEveANRWtY
— OrdioMongo (@OrdioMongo) May 15, 2019
Congrats to the Jets for winning 2 games this season https://t.co/boBPy062Tt
— John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) May 15, 2019
How do you allow Maccagnan to preside over this entire offseason just to fire him a few weeks after the draft? #Jets
— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) May 15, 2019
Jets on Hard Knocks…make it happen.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) May 15, 2019
Apparently the Jets really aren’t taking it well that Zion isn’t coming to New York
— Andrew Claudio (@Claudio_GSN) May 15, 2019
Me: ahh, the middle of May, time to take a breather
The Jets: we fired everyone today
— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) May 15, 2019
Jets fans getting on Twitter during their lunch break like: pic.twitter.com/6kS74Guf6t
— Kyle Crabbs (@GrindingTheTape) May 15, 2019
Jets and Browns (1999-2018) pic.twitter.com/4pIFfbrmQi
— Matthew Coller (@MatthewColler) May 15, 2019