Jets GM Maccagnan denies friction with Gase

Jets GM Maccagnan denies friction with Gase

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said reports of simmering turmoil with new head coach Adam Gase are unfounded.

Maccagnan refused to comment on reports that he could be on the hot seat, saying he would focus on guiding the Jets through an important draft that ends Saturday.

"Actually, I think Adam and I have worked very well together," Maccagnan said Friday night. "I'm sure like in any process, there's times you may have different opinions. It's just like in a scouting meeting, you may have different opinions on a player.

"But from my standpoint, I've had a very good working relationship with Adam. He has a very good sense of humor. He makes me laugh quite a bit, which is one of the things I really like working with him."

The Jets drafted Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the third overall pick Thursday and spent third-round picks on Florida outside linebacker Jachai Polite and USC offensive tackle Chuma Edoga.

According to reports, Gase wasn't pleased with the Jets' approach in free agency.

Maccagnan maneuvered to add at least three starters in March, including running back Le'Veon Bell. Linebacker C.J. Mosley signed a five-year deal and the Jets acquired offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele.

"I don't think I'm really going to sit here and comment on my job," Maccagnan said. "I'm focused on the draft. I feel very good about the situation we're in. I feel very good about working with Adam going forward."

--Field Level Media

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