NFL insider Tony Pauline provided an update on the Jets search for a new general manager in saying that Philadelphia Eagles Vice President of Player Personnel Joe Douglas a done deal” in a tweet that was sent out yesterday.
5th from bottom "I had been led to believe all along that it would be very tough to pry Joe Douglas away from the Eagles, until last night. Someone I trust told me word is Douglas is a done deal and Jets are just going through the motions interviewing the other candidates. "
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) May 31, 2019
Any other candidate interviews is a case of the Jets “going through the motions” according to Pauline. In Douglas, the Jets would be adding arguably the most respected candidate in over a decade.
Recent GM’s have been number crunchers (Mike Tannenbaum and John Idzik) or in the case of Mike Maccagnan, a scout with less experience than Douglas, who has worked with the Eagles, Bears and on Ozzie Newsome’s staff in Baltimore for sixteen seasons.