The Jets have their new general manager.
New York has agreed to terms with Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas to take over as the team’s GM, the team announced Friday.
We’ve agreed to terms with Joe Douglas to be our next GM. pic.twitter.com/tzQiWzNmkp
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 8, 2019
Douglas has been with the Eagles since 2016 and was a big part of building up the roster that won the Super Bowl in 2018.
The deal is for six years according to ESPN.
Jets are giving former Eagles’ vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas a six-year deal to become their GM, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2019
He was rumored to have turned down the job on Thursday, but that report appears to have been false.
It was also reported by The Athletic, that the Eagles were doing all they could to convince Douglas to stay with the team.
But ultimately, it appeared the chance to run his own team won out.
Douglas will work alongside Adam Gase to build the Jets around second-year quarterback Sam Darnold.
The Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan in May.
The Eagles also looked at Bears assistant vice president of player personnel Champ Kelly, Vikings assistant GM George Paton and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer for the open job.