The New York Jets officially announced they’ve concluded their general manager interview with Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas.
UPDATE: We have completed an interview with Philadelphia’s Joe Douglas for our GM vacancy.— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 2, 2019
The Jets had dinner with Douglas on Saturday evening before conducting a formal interview on Sunday.
So, now what happens?
Well, it’s still very possible Douglas ends up as the Jets’ general manager. All indications point to him being New York’s top choice. And if some clown named Mike Lombardi is to be believed, Douglas wants to leave the Eagles.
But as of right now, the Jets’ GM search isn’t over just yet. In addition to interviewing Douglas, the team has also met with Seattle Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer and New Orleans Saints director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot. The Jets are reportedly scheduled to interview Chicago Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly at some point this week.
The Jets might be waiting until the Kelly interview is over to hire Douglas. It’s also possible that Douglas doesn’t want the Jets job, though one would think he’d want to step out of Howie Roseman’s shadow in Philly.
It seems like it won’t be long before we see the Jets make their final decision.