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Joe Douglas was Jets' guy all along, and now they got him

Within minutes of the stunning announcement on May 15 that Mike Maccagnan had been fired by Jets CEO Christopher Johnson, the first name that came up as a potential successor was the man who would eventually become the successor Friday night.

Joe Douglas, the Eagles’ director of player personnel and a close associate of Jets first-year coach Adam Gase going back to their days working together with the Bears, was the target from the start. And a little more than three weeks after Johnson parted ways with Maccagnan, Johnson got his man.

The timing certainly wasn’t optimal, not after Maccagnan had gone on a whirlwind spending spree to land the likes of running back Le’Veon Bell, linebacker C.