By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Jets have hired Joe Douglas as the team’s new GM. He replaces Mike Mccagnan, who was fired in May.
Douglas was Howie Roseman’s right-hand man with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the favorite for the job almost immediately after Mccagnan was fired.
In addition, Douglas already has a friendship with new Jets head coach Adam Gase. The head coach was named the interim GM when Mccagnan was fired by the team.
This will be the first-time that Douglas is a GM in the NFL.
The Jets interviewed several candidates, before hiring Douglas.
He was the Vice President of Player Personnel with the Eagles. He was hired by the Eagles on May 11, 2016.
Douglas helped the team construct the roster for the 2017 season that won the Super Bowl. The team won their first Super Bowl in Super Bowl LII when they defeated the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Before joining the Eagles front office, he was the Chicago Bears Director of College Scouting in 2015. Previously, before Chicago, he spent 16-years with the Baltimore Ravens in their front office.