Adam Gase has denied the notion that he is responsible for the recent changes in the New York Jets’ organization.
In a report from NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones, Gase instead expressed surprise that Maccagnan was let go after five years at the Jets’ helm.
“I disagree as far as (it being a) power struggle,” Gase said. “(Christopher Johnson) is the owner. He told me (about the firing). I work for him.”
Gase has since taken over as the interim general manager. He has made several moves in his infantile tenure. Things led off with the trading of linebacker Darron Lee, Maccagnan’s first draft selection from 2016. Lee was dealt to Kansas City for a sixth-round draft pick. Gase has also since signed punter Matt Darr and receiver Deonte Thompson. Each of the newcomers previously worked with Gase in Miami and Chicago, respectively.
Gase previously mentioned his annoyance over the idea he forced Maccagnan out.
“I don’t know who decides to put that stuff out there,” Gase said during rookie orientation, per NFL Network’s Jeremy Bregman. “It kind of pisses me off a little bit. We have discussions on everything. That’s our job. We have to work through so much stuff. That’s what we have to do. That’s all we’ve done since we’ve been here.”
The Jets began their first series of organized team activities on Tuesday and are looking to establish some level of normalcy to the organization.