Joe Douglas was at the NovaCare Complex Wednesday for OTA practice, which means he’s still the Eagles’ Vice President of Player Personnel… for now.
He is, reportedly, a top target for the Jets’ GM job, a gig he interviewed for on Sunday, though that process continues through the week, with a slew of varied updates delivered to us via NFL writers and/or information brokers.
I see five relevant tweets, so let’s go down the list, starting with:
Bad news Jets fans: As of *right now*, Joe Douglas turned the Jets down. It ONLY came down to money.
Maybe cheap Jets wisen up and give him the # he wants – they're less than a million per year apart – otherwise, it's Champ Kelly time
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) June 5, 2019
They are “less than a million per year apart?” That makes me laugh, because it sounds like a crap ton of money. Guess I don’t have a frame of reference.
Tweet two, after the jump:
Every expectation remains that Joe Douglas will be the Jets next GM. Hearing the sides discussing financials over budget for $$ to pay his staff as he reshapes the front office. As long as it doesnt fall apart over that then announcement could come this week
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 5, 2019
Aha, so maybe the money isn’t for him, per se, it’s so he can hire the best people to work with him. Sounds like somebody I’d follow to NY.
Jets held another round of talks last night – second interviews – with Eagles VP of Personnel Joe Douglas, Seahawks Co-Director of Player Personnel Scott Fitterer, Bears asst Director of Player Personnel Champ Kelly and Saints Dir of Pro Scouting Terry Fontenot, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 5, 2019
Could just be a formality. If Douglas has been the reported frontrunner this entire time, might be a smart hardball stance he’s taking.
Joe Douglas is Adam Gase’s choice to be Jets GM. If Douglas wants it, it should be his job.
Meet Douglas halfway on control issues. Offer a fair 5-yr deal for $2-2.5M/yr… & don’t go cheap on staffers he wants to bring aboard.
This shouldn’t be complicated for Chris Johnson
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 6, 2019
If Joe Douglas does not accept five years at two million dollars per, I will step in to take the job.
The Jets are not thrilled with the perception that Eagles executive Joe Douglas has the GM job if he wants it, per sources.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 5, 2019
Yeah? No shit? Mehta has been reporting that from the beginning, now he’s reporting that the Jets don’t like it.