Jets to interview Eagles’ Joe Douglas for GM job this weekend
Joe Douglas was one of the first names to be linked to New York Jets general manager vacancy after the firing of Mike Maccagnan. This weekend, the Eagles vice president of personnel will get his chance to make an impression, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.
He is currently one of five candidates the Jets have invited to interview.
They’ve also scheduled an interview with Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer, and expressed interest in Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly, Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton and Saints director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot.
Multiple reports have insisted that Douglas is the “favorite” to land the Jets GM job. The Eagles executive supposedly has a good relationship with Jets coach Adam Gase.
Douglas, who has been with the Eagles since 2016, is a well-regarded and up-and-coming front office executive. But would he be a good fit and smart hire for the Jets?
Whoever the Jets hire to fill this position, they’ll have to have a certain synergy with Gase. After all, he’s a brand-new head coach, so he’s not going anywhere any time soon. This is obviously something that works in Douglas’ favor. He also has been successful in scouting and has experience building a roster around a young quarterback.
Douglas would potentially be a good fit for the Jets, if they can convince him the job is worth taking. His successful experience working in a similar framework in Philadelphia is a major selling point and should give the Jets confidence that he’d know how to build a winner.