On the one-year anniversary of his introduction as general manager of the New York Jets, Mike Maccagnan was recognized Thursday for a job well done.
Maccagnan was voted 2015 Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America, the organization announced. He became the first member of the Jets' front office to receive the honor. The PFWA began the award in 1993.
In a press release, the PFWA said of Maccagnan:
"After a 4-12 season in 2014, the Jets had a huge turnaround in 2015 with a 10-6 record, just missing the AFC playoffs on the final day of the regular season. Maccagnan was hired as Jets’ GM in January 2015. The Jets signed key unrestricted free agents, including guard James Carpenter, safety Marcus Gilchrist and cornerback Darrelle Revis, and New York also traded for wide receiver Brandon Marshall and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Maccagnan and his staff selected defensive lineman Leonard Williams in the first round, who went on to PFWA All-Rookie Team honors."