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New York Jets Interested In Interviewing Texans' Director Of College Scouting For GM Position

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Mike Maccagnan, currently the man in charge of college scouting for the Houston Texans, is apparently a candidate for the open general manager position with the New York Jets. Read on for more about Maccagnan.

Hopefully Sam Montgomery wasn't a Mike Maccagnan choice.
Hopefully Sam Montgomery wasn't a Mike Maccagnan choice.
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The tweet that started it all:

Recall that the Jets have hired Charley Casserly to assist in the process, and then read these tweets from John McClain:

Mike Maccagnan has been the Texans' Director of College Scouting since 2011. From the team's web site announcing Maccagnan's promotion to that position more than three years ago:

Maccagnan has been with the franchise for 12 years and served as the assistant director of college scouting since June of 2010. In his new role, he will coordinate all of the Texans’ college scouting efforts. In addition, he is involved with evaluating NFL teams and prospects in preparation for NFL free agency.

One of the Texans’ first hires, Maccagnan initially joined the club as a pro scout in January 2000 before being promoted to coordinator of college scouting in April 2000.

Before arriving in Houston, Maccagnan spent the previous six years as a scout for the Washington Redskins. Prior to his tenure with the Redskins, Maccagnan was the director of scouting and player personnel for the CFL’s Ottawa Rough Riders and Saskatchewan Roughriders (1994). He also was the director of player personnel for the World League’s London Monarchs when that franchise captured the league championship in 1991. In 1990, Maccagnan worked in the World League office as a league scout.

If you want to hear more from Maccagnan himself, check out this article from Nick Scurfield where Maccagnan explained the process behind selecting the Texans' 2013 draft class, including but not limited to this takes on DeAndre Hopkins and David Quessenberry.