With the Jets firing GM Mike Maccagnan on Wednesday and inserting Adam Gase as the acting GM, the team will begin their search for its GM "immediately," Christopher Johnson said in a statement.
And with that search underway, Eagles VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Maccagnan, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.
Here are five things to know about Douglas...
- "He's Gase's guy" a league source told Vacchiano about Douglas, who was director of college scouting for the Bears in 2015 -- the same season Gase was offensive coordinator with the Bears.
- Shortly after hiring Douglas, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the move "was the pivotal moment of the last year" for the team.
- Douglas is a big fan of intangibles: "Very rarely does a player fail because of physical ability," Douglas told Philly.com last month. "All of these players are being discussed and drafted for a reason. There's all a prerequisite of talent. I do think intangibles come into play quite a bit when you talk about success and failures."
- Douglas has been with the Eagles since 2016 and played an "integral role" in helping construct the roster that won the Super Bowl two seasons ago.
- Before joining the Bears in 2015, Douglas worked in the Ravens' personnel department from 2000 to 2016.