SECOND UPDATE: Now Jason McIntyre is saying Joe Douglas turned the Jets down due to money. If true, that’s crazy.
Bad news Jets fans: As of *right now*, Joe Douglas turned the Jets down. It ONLY came down to money.— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) June 5, 2019
Maybe cheap Jets wisen up and give him the # he wants - they're less than a million per year apart - otherwise, it's Champ Kelly time
FIRST UPDATE: NFL insider Adam Schefter reports Joe Douglas — along with the three other Jets GM candidates — had a second interview with the team on Tuesday evening.
And there’s also this:
The Jets are not thrilled with the perception that Eagles executive Joe Douglas has the GM job if he wants it, per sources.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 5, 2019
So ... are the Jets going to pass on hiring Douglas because it seems like he has control over them?! Are the Jets gonna Jets this situation?!
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
The New York Jets finished interviewing their first round of general manager candidates earlier this week and it sounds like the process might be coming to an end. Jason La Canfora reports the Jets could announce Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas as their new GM as soon as this week:
Every expectation remains that Joe Douglas will be the Jets next GM. Hearing the sides discussing financials over budget for $$ to pay his staff as he reshapes the front office. As long as it doesnt fall apart over that then announcement could come this week— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 5, 2019
Douglas has long been considered the favorite for the Jets job. This potential opportunity gives Douglas a chance to put his own imprint on a team instead of having to serve under someone else who has final say like Howie Roseman does in Philadelphia.
Douglas leaving the Eagles isn’t exactly a death knell but there’s no denying the team has experienced success since he joined the team in 2016. It’s also just not ideal for the Eagles to be losing Douglas — who has seemingly worked well with Roseman and others — along with some other front office staffers he brought to Philly. The Eagles already lost former director of pro scouting Dwayne Joseph to the Raiders earlier this year.
We’ll soon see if Douglas is truly leaving or not.