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Jets Hire Eagles Executive Joe Douglas as Team's Next General Manager

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18: A New York Jets helmet sits on the field before the start of the Jets and Philadelphia Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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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.

Eagles' vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas has accepted the Jets' offer to become the team's next general manager after previous reports suggested he turned them down.

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.

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.