Jets finish interview with Eagles’ Joe Douglas
Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper reported on the development on June 2.
The Jets have interviewed another candidate for their general manager job and many reports have indicated that he’s the favorite for the position.
Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas met with the team over the weekend and the Jets announced the interview was over on Sunday afternoon.
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) June 3, 2019
Douglas has been with the Eagles organization for three years. Prior to that, he was the Chicago Bears’ director of college scouting in the 2015 NFL season. That same year, Gase was the Bears’ offensive coordinator.
According to Alper, “The relationship between the two men has been seen as a lead reason why Douglas could wind up with the job.”
It turns out Gase isn’t the only individual with the Jets whom Douglas is familiar with. Douglas served as the Baltimore Ravens’ national scout when they selected linebacker C.J. Mosley in the 2014 NFL Draft, per Alper. Mosely signed a five-year, $84 million contract with the Jets on March 15.
The Jets are wrapping up their interview with Eagles VP/Player Personnel Joe Douglas for their GM job today. He remains the favorite to eventually land Mike Maccagnan's old job.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) June 2, 2019
The Jets have also interviewed other candidates for their general manager position. These include Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer and New Orleans Saints director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot. They will interview Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly this week, per Alper.
Could Joe Douglas end up working with Adam Gase and C.J. Mosley with the New York Jets? It should be interesting to find out.