Signing Le’Veon Bell in free agency might have played a big part in the Jets’ decision to let go of general manager Mike Maccagnan.
As Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported on Wednesday shortly after Maccagnan was fired, head coach Adam Gase was not on board with the team signing Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million deal in free agency.
Gase also didn’t like some of the other moves Maccagnan made in free agency, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:
That’s probably not what Bell and other free agents that signed with the Jets this offseason were expecting to hear from the new head coach. We’ll see if it affects their relationship on the field this season, but Gase certainly isn’t getting off on the right foot with some of his players.