Mike Francesa Says "Guys with the Jets" Pushed Woody Johnson to Hire Doug Marrone, But He Refused


As the NFL world waits for the consistently inept Jets to hire a general manager and head coach, there’s this, from radio host Mike Francesa earlier today:

"My understanding is, there were guys with the Jets, who already asked Woody to pick Marrone. And Woody said no. Woody didn’t have a great meeting with Marrone. … I don’t think he’s going to be the Jet coach."

It’s not sourced – other than, “My understanding” – which means Francesa could be cobbling together bits of information he’s heard and read and just making an educated guess.

This is what we know: Woody Johnson has given one general manager candidate a 2nd interview. His name is Mike Maccagnan. He’s the Houston Texans director of college scouting.

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