Mike Maccagnan is a former American football executive. He served as general manager for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) from 2015 to 2019.

Mike Maccagnan
Personal information
Born:Hightstown, New Jersey
Career information
High school:Peddie School
College:Trinity College
Career history
As executive:
As administrator:
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA NFL Executive of the Year (2015)

Early lifeEdit

He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in economics. Before that, he attended the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. Maccagnan played lacrosse and football in high school and also for Trinity College.[1]


He joined the Washington Redskins scouting department as an intern during the team's training camp in 1990. He joined the front-office of the newly-founded World League of American Football as a league scout before becoming the director of player personnel for the London Monarchs in 1991.

He spent one and a half seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a director of scouting and player personnel for the Ottawa Rough Riders and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1993 to 1994.

Maccagnan was reunited with the Washington Redskins as a scout from 1995 to 2000. He then joined the Houston Texans shortly after Charley Casserly's appointment as general manager. He spent 15 years with the organization, starting as a coordinator of college scouting, rising in 2011 to Director of College Scouting.[2]

Maccagnan was hired as the general manager of the New York Jets on January 13, 2015.[3] Shortly following his hiring, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was hired as the new head coach. On December 29, 2017 it was announced he had signed a contract extension through 2020.[4] He was fired by the Jets on May 15, 2019, and was replaced by Joe Douglas in June.[5][6]


  1. ^ Cosentino, Dom (January 13, 2015). "Mike Maccagnan: 10 things to know about Jets' new general manager". New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Cimini, Rick (January 14, 2015). "Jets hire Mike Maccagnan as GM". ESPN. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Lange, Randy (January 13, 2015). "Jets Name Mike Maccagnan New General Manager". New York Jets. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-extend-contracts-todd-bowles-mike-maccagnan-2-years-article-1.3725976
  5. ^ "Statement from Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson on Mike Maccagnan". Official Site of the New York Jets. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  6. ^ The Associated Press. "Jets Hire Joe Douglas as Their General Manager". New York Times.