The Philadelphia Eagles executive Joe Douglas was hired Friday night to serve as the Jets’ general manager, with the task of leading the team back to respectability.
Douglas, the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel, was one of four candidates interviewed twice by the Jets for the vacancy. He met with team officials last Saturday and Sunday and again during the 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 that he was offered a six-year contract.