Just when you think the New York Jets might be pulling it all together they do another Jets thing.

On Wednesday, the Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and named first year head coach Adam Gase as the acting GM.

"Mike helped to execute the strategic vision of the organization during the last four seasons and especially the last few months," Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said in a statement. "However, I came to the decision to make a change after much thought and a careful assessment of what would be in the best long-term interests of the New York Jets."

The timing of the firing is a but peculiar. The NFL Draft has taken place and free agency has long been underway but now, four months until the season, they fire their GM after drafting the players he wanted and jumping into free agency, signing long-term deals to Le’Veon Bell and CJ Mosley.

<p.That’s like me working in a group for a project, then handing it in with just my name on it.

It was not the only firing of the day, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who is reporting that vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger was also shown the door on Wednesday.

Over the last month, there had been rumours floating around that there was a rift between Maccagnan and Gase, but both publicly stated that they had a healthy working relationship. There is no indication that this apparent rift played a part in Maccagnan’s firing, but the rift reportedly started when Gase opposed the signing of Bell.

Gase, who joined the Jets in January after three awful years as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins will take over the general manager role in the interim until a new GM is brought in. Since the announcement was made, Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas’ name has come up as a leading candidate for the job in New York. Also being mentioned for a front office job with the Jets is TV analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

Over Maccagnan’s four years in the GM position for the Jets, he made many moves, but he will be remembered for the deal that helped the Jets land quarterback Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the 2018 draft.

With the Cleveland Browns actually making some great moves for the organization, the New York Giants slid into their former role of being the laughing stocks of the league. But the Jets just had to say, “hold my beer, we got this.” Heck, they are even competing with the Knicks now as the worst train wreck.

And for those fans that have won fantasy leagues and Madden championships, I wouldn’t put your resume in for the job just yet. It would seem you may be over-qualified for the position.