The release of Le’Veon Bell this week was yet another move by Joe Douglas to slowly dismantle the mistakes made by former Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan.
From overpriced free agent signings to horrific draft decisions and poor trades, Maccagnan had his fair share of missteps during his five seasons in New York from 2015-2019. A lot of the decisions he made looked foolish at the time and were proven even worse as the years progressed. In the end, the decisions Maccagnan made didn’t amount to much for the Jets. New York went 24-40 while he was general manager, and now Douglas is tasked with rectifying those errors in the hopes of turning around the Jets franchise. Whether it will work or not is entirely unknown at this point, but only a few former Maccagnan players remain on the team, highlighted by Sam Darnold, Jordan Jenkins and Marcus Maye.
While their futures are still unwritten, let’s take a look back at the worst moves made during the Maccagnan era.