Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Jets Hire Joe Douglas As General Manager

Jets Hire Joe Douglas As General Manager

The New York Jets hired former Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel, Joe Douglas, to be their new general manager Friday in a move that has been met with near universal praise.

The team announced the hiring on its Twitter page Friday night.

The deal is for six years according to ESPN. The Douglas speculation began swirling before the draft, when rumors about Maccagnan's job security started leaking.

Joe Douglas is their man.

The Jets had been searching for a new general manager since firing Mike Maccagnan in May after reported conflicts with first-year head coach Adam Gase. According to Rich Cimini, via Todd McShay himself, the ESPN NFL Draft Insider could be a candidate to join Douglas staff in NY.

Douglas has been with the Eagles since 2016 and was a big part of building up the roster that won the Super Bowl in 2018. Douglas was Chicago's director of college scouting in 2015, when Gase was the Bears' offensive coordinator.

Douglas was widely considered the favorite to become the new general manager in NY after Mike Maccagnan was sacked on May 15. They both also share the same agent.

They're now reunited, leading an organization that hasn't been to the playoffs since the 2010 season. He held various posts with Ravens during that time, including national scout, Southeast area scout, East Coast area scout, Northeast area scout and player personnel assistant.

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