Philadelphia Eagles’ Joe Douglas has two meetings scheduled with Jets

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Philadelphia Eagles Vice President of Player Personnel Joe Douglas is set to meet with the New York Jets this weekend for their vacant GM position.

Could Joe Douglas’ days with the Philadelphia Eagles be numbered? It sure seems like it. Recently, the Eagles’ front office has been made aware that Howie Roseman’s right-hand man would be getting an interview with the New York Jets for their newly vacant General Manager position. Now, Douglas’ time in the Eagles’ front office could be coming to an end.

It was only a couple of years ago when Howie Roseman took Douglas under his wing. Roseman named Douglas the Vice President of Player Personnel in an attempt to have him help out with scouting incoming rookies and free agents. His time in Philly has been short, but there’s no denying that his contributions were helpful during the Eagles’ best years.

Ever since the Super Bowl victory in 2017, other organizations were trying to get a piece of the Eagles’ front office. Although Douglas’ chances of becoming a General Manager were high before the 2018 NFL season, the Eagles wouldn’t allow for an interview. Instead, they blocked all inquiries. Nowadays though, they couldn’t do such a thing. And with the New York Jets searching for a new President of Football Operations, Douglas becomes their priority pick.

Douglas takes on a two-day meeting this week

We were made aware of Douglas’ encounter with the Jets earlier in the week, but nothing was official. According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, there’s a two-day meeting that is now set to take place this weekend. On Saturday, Douglas will have dinner with the Jets’ staff. Then on Sunday, he will have a formal meeting. While he isn’t the only candidate, the word out there is that Douglas is the clear-cut favorite for New York’s front office, and head coach, Adam Gase.

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