Mike Maccagnan is the current general manager for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was hired by the Jets on January 13, 2015.
Following Maccagnan's graduation from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in economics, he joined the Washington Redskins scouting department as an intern during the teams training camp in 1990. He then joined the front-office of the newly-found World League of American Football as a league scout before becoming the director of player personnel for the London Monarchs in 1991, who went on to win the first World Bowl in England after a 9-1 regular season finish.
He spent one and a half seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a director of scouting and player personnel for the Ottawa Roughriders 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, who had previously spent 23 seasons with the Redskins. He spent 15 years with the organization, starting as a coordinator of college scouting, rising to his most recent position in 2011 as Director of College Scouting.
Maccagnan was hired as the general manager of the New York Jets on January 13, 2015. Shortly following his hiring, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was hired as the new head coach.