The New York Jets somehow created more turmoil within the organization after they fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and promoted Adam Gase to hold the job in the interim.
While the Jets made a very untimely decision, they're at least making some smart preliminary moves in order to find their next front office boss, and Philadelphia Eagles fans should officially be concerned.
The Jets have reportedly requested to interview VP of Player Personnel Joe Douglas.
The #Jets requests for GM interviews have gone out, sources say. Among them: #Eagles VP Player Personnel Joe Douglas and #Bears Assistant Director of Player Personnel Champ Kelly. Two very respected evaluators.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 24, 2019
Yes, Howie Roseman is the engine for the Eagles' front office, but it's always paramount a GM surrounds himself with like-minded individuals, which exactly what Douglas has proven to be.
He's been exactly that ever since becoming the Eagles' top scout and his contributions on that front in a short amount of time have made a tremendous impact.
JoE dOuGlAs CaN't DrAfT— Jamie Lynch (@jelynchjr) May 16, 2019
I see a lot of contributors to this team in the last 3 years. do people expect people to bat 1.000 in drafts? it's damn near impossible to do, it's an inexact science to the max. every GM/war room has misses. Joe & Howie were a very good team. pic.twitter.com/0ZsgR85Tlx
This Eagles team has been constructed in a multitude of ways, as the front office has done admirable work on the trade and free agency markets as well as the draft over the last three years.
Douglas has been a significant part of that and fans should hope Roseman has someone ready to take over for him if he leaves.