Jets hire Joe Douglas as General Manager

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Only hours after the Texans announced they have fired Brian Gaine as General Manager, the Jets hired Joe Douglas as their G.M.

The team announced the agreement with Douglas on Friday night, and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports it’s a six-year deal.

Douglas was on the Texans’ list of candidates last year when they hired Gaine, but the Eagles had denied Houston permission to interview Douglas.

Because of his close relationship with Jets coach Adam Gase, Douglas was the favorite to land the Jets’ job as soon as they fired Mike Maccagnan. Douglas initially interviewed with the Jets on Sunday.

Douglas spent the past three seasons with the Eagles after spending one year with the Bears in 2015 when Gase was in Chicago.

Douglas worked for the Ravens for 16 years before making the move to Chicago. He was the team’s national scout when they drafted linebacker C.J. Mosley in the first round of the 2014 draft. Mosley made the move to the Jets as a free agent this offseason.

The Jets also interviewed Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer, Saints director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot and Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly.

23 responses to “Jets hire Joe Douglas as General Manager

  1. don’t know too much about douglas but he did work with the hof’er ozzie newsome & helped the eagles turn it around so im excited at his potential. who knows how he will turn out but to go from maccagnan & bowles to douglas & gase..i couldn’t be happier!

  2. Thank you Jesus what a great night for us jets fans let’s go boys. And how bout them Texans firing their gm what a dumpster fire they are geese the nerve

  3. Good hire for the Jets…6 year deal seems like a lot. Mac got 1 year less.

  4. Time too poach ur whole front office eagles fans. Thanks joe will take Andy with him

  5. Without judging either Gase’s or Douglas’ talent, competence, skill, etc., doesn’t this move look a little pre-planned? Like maybe when Gase got the Jets job, the wheels started turning?

  6. Nice! Welcome aboard “Broadway Joe Douglas”. Time to be that shot caller you are playboy.

  7. It was the right move. Six years may be a lot, but they probably had to up their offer once the Texans GM job opened up. Couldn’t chance letting them making a pitch to him.

  8. Really happy with this hire. Wonder what Pats fans will come up with to denigrate the hiring. Now, I don’t know if it’s possible, but I would also love to see Douglas somehow lure Kelly away from the Bears.

  9. Jets fans calling the Texans a dumpster fire? Bahahahaha. But seriously though. Hahahaha.

  10. Geezus, I wasn’t confident the Jets would do the obvious smart thing, but to my utter surprise they did! The Sam I Am era is well on its’ way!

  11. Joe is a very good scout but it remains to be see how he’ll handle the rest of the job in a very tough NY market. I thought the Jets previous GM was doing a good job until Adam Gase undermined him and got him fired. The Jets have been dysfunctional for many years and it is not exactly a dream job. The genius of the Eagles success is Howie Roseman so maybe Joe will use that template with the Jets and turn it around. Good luck Joe.

  12. It’s not about the general manager or the coach. As long as they have the meddling ownership that they do, the Jets will go nowhere.

    Hiring a Head Coach, then firing the GM and replacing him with someone who pleases the Head Coach is the Hallmark of dysfunction.

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