Joe Douglas happy with Philadelphia, despite interest from others

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The Eagles blocked Joe Douglas from interviewing for a General Manager job with the Texans, but he said he’s happy with the Eagles and plans to be there next year.

Via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Douglas knows he could be an attractive candidate for other jobs but isn’t necessarily looking for the door.

“It’s something I’ll probably address later,” Douglas said. “I think everybody in this position is confident in their abilities. But I couldn’t be happier.”

The Eagles don’t have a person with the title of General Manager, since executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman makes it moot. But the Eagles might choose to reward Douglas somehow to keep him happy.

The Texans eventually hired Brian Gaine.

“I think the way that the league rules are is that during the season it’s not expected that you’re allowing people to interview,” Roseman said. “That’s the way rules are written, and we’re going to abide by the way the rules are written. Joe’s a valuable member of our organization. We love having him in Philadelphia.”

The 40-year-old Douglas came from the Ravens organization, and has been a key part of the personnel acquisition that has landed the Eagles in a Super Bowl.

6 responses to “Joe Douglas happy with Philadelphia, despite interest from others

  1. That’s a good thing for the Eagles. They are set up currently to be a force for the foreseeable future. Most of the time when a team makes / wins the superbowl, they lose a huge chunk of their roster the following season. The eagles have nearly all of their starters locked into contracts. The rest of the NFC East should be pretty worried.

  2. “They are set up currently to be a force for the foreseeable future. ”

    Everyone says this. But the league is set up to pull teams back to the mean. See how few repeat as SB champs. Only the Pats have escaped this trend due to the brilliance of Belichick. Everyone else regresses once they have to start paying their players.

  3. redlikethepig says:

    January 31, 2018 at 9:20 am

    “They are set up currently to be a force for the foreseeable future. ”

    Everyone says this. But the league is set up to pull teams back to the mean. See how few repeat as SB champs. Only the Pats have escaped this trend due to the brilliance of Belichick. Everyone else regresses once they have to start paying their players.
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    The Eagles have most of their core roster locked up for 3-4 years. The only big contract is Wentz, and he is still a full season away from even being eligible.

    I think the Eagles are more in Seattles position (circa 2014-15). Most of the guys are already paid, they just need to perform up to their level of pay, or not want constant raises like Revis.

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