(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — The New York Jets fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum Monday.
The firing comes a day after the Jets finished their season with a 6-10 record.
Tannenbaum has been the teams GM since 2006, and has compiled two teams that made appearances in AFC Championship games.
“Although he helped guide us to two consecutive AFC Championship Games, we are not where we want to be, and a new general manager will be critical to getting this team back on the right track,” Jet’s owner Woody Johnson said in the statement.
The Jets went 57-55 in Tannenbaum’s seven seasons as GM, making the playoffs three times.
“It’s tough, “Jet’s center Nick Mangold said when talking about Tannenbaum’s firing. “The man’s been here for 12 years and put his heart and soul into this job. He brought me in…he gave me my chance in the NFL, so it’s tough to see.”
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