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Report: Jets GM Maccagnan Not On Hot Seat Despite 3-7 Record

November 13, 2018 - 2:32 pm
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By WFAN.com

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan's job is apparently safe.

While coach Todd Bowles might be on the hot seat, the organization is not seriously entertaining the idea of replacing Maccagnan, according to a report by SNY's Ralph Vacchiano citing "several sources familiar with the Jets' thinking."

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Maccagnan has been building the team with an eye toward the 2019 playoffs, and part of his plan includes capitalizing on the more than $100 million in salary-cap space he positioned the Jets to have in the offseason.

Maccagnan and Bowles arrived in New York together in 2015. The Jets have gone 23-35 under their leadership -- and just 13-29 over the last three seasons. After starting this year 3-3, Gang Green has dropped four straight.

Bowles' job is reportedly in jeopardy, but the team is not expected to make an immediate coaching change because it might disrupt rookie quarterback Sam Darnold's development.

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Maccagnan, however, is being given a longer leash because there's still work to be done on his long-term plan, and CEO Christopher Johnson was excited after Maccagnan traded up in the first round of the draft this year and likes what he sees so far from Darnold, SNY reported.