If Jets can get Jim Harbaugh, Mike Maccagnan likely would stay

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The Jets plan to make a run at Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. If they can land the man who has said he’s not leaving Michigan, what would the Jets do with G.M. Mike Maccagnan?

It’s believed that Maccagnan is on board with the move, primarily because he has no other choice. If he resists, he could join coach Todd Bowles as a former employee of the organization. Instead, Maccagnan hangs around and tries to co-exist with a guy who had a very hard time co-existing with Trent Baalke in San Francisco.

Regardless, the effort is coming. CEO Christopher Johnson, who is filling in for his brother Woody as the team owner serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, personally has been doing the research and making the calls and coming to the conclusion that Jim Harbaugh may be the right guy to help the Jets get to where they haven’t been in 50 years, and counting — and to work with a potential franchise quarterback who has shown increasing signs of promise in his rookie season.

12 responses to “If Jets can get Jim Harbaugh, Mike Maccagnan likely would stay

  1. Of course you have to try and get him. I just dont see him leaving his alma mater to go to the Jets. But it finally seems the Jets are serious about getting an actual professional head coach. Hasn’t happened since Parcells.

  2. Instead, Maccagnan hangs around and tries to co-exist with a guy who had a very hard time co-existing with Trent Baalke in San Francisco.

    It’s hard to say if that was mostly because of Trent Baalke or not. Let’s face it, Hairball took over that dumpster fire when they were horrible and turned them into a pretty good team. It was only then we heard of reports of them not getting along. My guess is Baalke wanted to exert more control over the team–the team Hairball took from a loser to a winner. I don’t know the entire situation but I’d lean towards blaming Baalke (and York) for that separation. Baalke only wanted one thing–a yes man. He got that when Hairball left and you see what happened.

  3. He gets a statute some day in Ann Arbor, or he gets a paycheck and thrown in the scrap pile of those who have tried to rescue the New York Jets. Ask around to those who have tried. It was the best decision of Bill Belichick’s career.

  4. I’m torn as a Jets fan. on the one hand he has proven to turn around teams who were in trouble into contenders. But hasn’t won a championship though. He made Alex Smith and colin Kaepernick a star. Can you imagine what he could do to sam darnold?

  5. Jets should fire Maccagnan right after the last game to remove the obstruction that creates in a search and interview process. Jets should not have something on table of “can you work with Maccagnan?” Allows you to focus on the important things and big picture items of moving the team forward and away from poor leadership which Maccagnan has his handprints all over.

  6. This is pretty much a no brainer. Stay at Michigan or commit career suicide and take the Jet’s job. Also, if you take the Jet’s job you’ll have to deal with a clueless GM, a useless owner, and a front office that should be flushed top to bottom. Where does he sign up? He would have to get control and Gruden money…good luck with that Jet’s fans.

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