The New York Jets are ramping up their search for a new general manager to replace recently-fired Mike Maccagnan.
According to reports, one of the interviews the team will be conducting this week is with Eagles' vice president of player personnel, Joe Douglas.
Douglas has been a hot name in the Jets' rumor mill and he was the first name to pop up as a potential replacement when Maccagnan got fired. Douglas, who was hired by the Eagles in May of 2016, helped oversee the roster construction in the two years leading up to the Eagles' Super Bowl LII victory.
Prior to being hired by the Eagles, he spent 16 years in the Baltimore Ravens' personnel department and one season as the Bears' director of college scouting.
While Douglas is the favorite to land the job, it's no guarantee that he will leave the interview with an offer. According to Eagles radio man Howard Eskin, Douglas would not accept the Jets' offer unless he is given full control of the 53-man roster.
While giving the GM full personnel control is generally standard practice, this is an important note because new head coach Adam Gase had control of the roster at his last job in Miami. However, Gase has repeatedly said that he is not interested in handling the personnel side of things for the Jets once he is finished as interim GM.
Douglas would be a smart, sensible hire for a team that could desperately use one. We'll see if Christopher Johnson feels the same way.