Jets hire Mike Maccagnan as general manager
(AP) -- The New York Jets have hired Houston Texans executive Mike Maccagnan as their general manager, replacing the fired John Idzik.
Maccagnan was Houston's director of college scouting and the only GM candidate who received a second meeting with the Jets. Maccagnan first interviewed with owner Woody Johnson and consultants Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf last Monday before having another meeting Friday and staying in New Jersey over the weekend.
The team announced the hiring Tuesday.
The Jets are still searching for a coach to replace Rex Ryan, who was fired along with Idzik on Dec. 29 after a 4-12 season in which the Jets missed the postseason for the fourth straight year.
The Jets interviewed seven candidates for the GM job, and Maccagnan's strong background in personnel apparently impressed Johnson.