Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas will interview for the Jets’ vacant general manager position over the weekend, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).
New York is searching for a new GM after firing Mike Maccagnan following the 2019 draft. For now, first-year head coach Adam Gase is running Gang Green’s personnel department as interim general manager, but the club wants to get a full-time executive in place.
Douglas, for his part, was among the first candidates mentioned to potentially replace Maccagnan, and has been viewed as the front-runner for the job from the outset. Indeed, most speculation involving Douglas has revolved around his willingness to accept the Jets’ gig, not New York’s interest in him.
A longtime NFL executive, Douglas spent 16 years in the Ravens’ personnel department before joining the Eagles in 2016. He was reportedly in consideration for the Texans’ GM position in 2018, but the Eagles denied Houston’s interview request.
Here’s a look at the other rumored candidates for the Jets’ job, via PFR’s GM Search Tracker:
- Scott Fitterer, co-director of player personnel (Seahawks): To be interviewed on 5/30
- Terry Fontenot, director of pro scouting (Saints): To be interviewed
- Champ Kelly, assistant director of player personnel (Bears): To be interviewed
- George Paton, assistant GM (Vikings): Considering interview
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