Gase becomes the only National Football League head coach to also hold the official title of general manager, although Patriots head coach Bill Belichick essentially has served both duties since coming to New England in 2000.
"This morning, I informed Mike that he was being relieved of his duties as general manager of the team, effective immediately", Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said in an official statement.
NY made the borderline shocking announcement Tuesday that it fired general manager Mike Maccagnan as well as VP of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger. I will start a search for our new General Manager immediately.More news: Protestors arrested after Sydney Harbour Bridge stunt
Also let go was VP of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger, according to a report.
The New York Jets are once again a sh-tshow.
Maccagnan, who had two years left on his contract, was instrumental in the team drafting Sam Darnold last year and was part of the group that selected Gase to become the franchise's new coach after Todd Bowles was sacked.More news: Wild video shows window washers trapped on swinging lift
Maccagnan served as GM of the club since January of 2015. Head Coach Todd Bowles paid the price with his job in the off-season, but Maccagnan was seemingly handed a reprieve and was given the green light to mount a particularly aggressive offseason.
The Jets finished at 4-12 last season and have won just 14 games over the previous three years, finishing last in the AFC East each time. He and the Jets were active in free agency before that, handing out long-term deals to running back Le'Veon Bell and linebacker C.J.
Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas is believed to be a primary candidate to replace Maccagnan.More news: 5 killed, 10 injured in midair seaplane collision in Alaska