Back to the New York Jets Newsfeed

New Jets GM cites 'urgency' to win with Darnold

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Newly hired New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas, introduced Tuesday at a news conference, said there's "a sense of urgency" to win because they have a promising young quarterback on his his rookie contract.

"He's an exciting piece," Douglas said of Sam Darnold.

Douglas said he came from a similar situation, the Philadelphia Eagles, who felt the same urgency because of Carson Wentz.

Douglas said he took the job, in large part, because of his relationship with Adam Gase. Gase called him an "unbelievable" talent evaluator.