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The New York Jets shocked the NFL world Wednesday afternoon after firing their general manager Mike Maccagnan, who had been the team's GM since 2015. While it doesn't look like Maccagnan will get to see his vision through, his stamp on the team will likely remain for quite some time.
The Jets are inextricably tied to Sam Darnold at quarterback, who Maccagnan drafted in 2018. New York also shelled out huge contracts to stars like Le'Veon Bell and C.J. Mosley in free agency this offseason.
While the reasons for Maccagnan's dismissal aren't entirely clear, head coach Adam Gase will take over as the Jets' interim GM. Given the Jets will likely want Gase to turn his primary focus back toward coaching the team soon, here are three potential replacements for Maccagnan as the Jets' next general manager.
3. Louis Riddick - NFL Analyst, ESPN
Louis Riddick has been an an intergal part of ESPN's NFL coverage since joining the network in 2013, but he's also been the finalist for a few GM jobs, including the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers' positions. Riddick is one of the most insightful pundits ESPN has, and he was the Philadelphia Eagles' director of player personnel from 2010-13. Riddick would be a buzzy hire, as most NFL fans know his name, and his past work suggests he could be a great fit.
2. Nick Caserio - Director of Player Personnel, New England Patriots
Nick Caserio has been in the New England Patriots' front office for years, and stealing him away from a division rival would be huge for the Jets. Caserio was named the director of player personnel for the Pats in 2008, but he first joined the team's staff as a personnel assistant back in 2001, making Caserio a part of all six of New England's Super Bowl victories. If Caserio is looking to get out of New England, he could be a great hire for New York.
1. Joe Douglas - VP of Player Personnel, Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Douglas is currently the vice president of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Jets are rumored to be interested. The Eagles have assembled one of the most talented rosters in the NFL three years running, so this should come as no surprise. If Douglas can bring a similar influx of talent and winning culture to New York, he could be a slam dunk hire for a franchise that hasn't won a Super Bowl since 1969.
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