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Jets Reach Deal With Eagles Exec Joe Douglas To Be New GM

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas was the favorite all along — and the Jets got their guy.

The Philadelphia Eagles executive was hired Friday night to serve as New York’s general manager, tasked with leading the Jets back to respectability.

Douglas, the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel, was one of four candidates interviewed twice by New York for the vacancy. He met with team officials last Saturday and Sunday, and again earlier this week.

The team announced Friday night on Twitter that it had agreed to terms with Douglas. The Jets did not announce the terms of the deal, but ESPN reported it is a six-year contract.