Philadelphia Eagles fans aren't going to be happy to hear this. On the other hand, the New York Jets may have made the right hire for the first time in a while.
We’ve agreed to terms with Joe Douglas to be our next GM. pic.twitter.com/tzQiWzNmkp— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 8, 2019
Apparently he did turn them down multiple times, but the Jets didn't give up and eventually coaxed him to come to the Big Apple. New York knew it had to bring in the right guy after their debacle with Mike Maccagnan this offseason so they weren't going to let Douglas say no.
Jets just would not take “no” as an answer from Joe Douglas. He tried to turn down the Jets and each time he did, they came back at him harder and harder. Jets simply were not going to be denied in their efforts to land the former Eagles’ vice president of player personnel.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2019
As for the Eagles, they just lost a key figure of their front office. Douglas worked closely with Howie Roseman over the last few years constructing the Eagles' Super Bowl roster and ensuring the team locked up integral players. Most of their core is signed for the next 3-4 years and that's all thanks to those two football minds working hard together.
At least for Eagles fans they can say they're in a good spot right now with all that's been done to this point, but Roseman will have a tough time finding Douglas' replacement.