Douglas, 42, will be the Jets' fourth GM in the past eight years, replacing Mike Maccagnan, who was sacked May 15 after a power struggle with Gase. He was the favorite for the job nearly immediately after Mccagnan was sacked.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets initially offered Douglas $1.5 million a year but ended up more than doubling that. The head coach was named the interim GM when Mccagnan was sacked by the team. According to a report shared by Pro Football Talk, the Jets could be able to lure ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay away from the company and into a front office role.
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Douglas spent the last three years in Philadelphia, serving as the Eagles' vice president of player personnel. He was hired by the Eagles on May 11, 2016. He helped construct the roster that delivered Philly its first-ever championship two seasons ago.
Douglas has always been considered one of the top general manager candidates in the National Football League after playing such a significant role in the success the Eagles have enjoyed in recent seasons, including a Super Bowl championship in 2017.
Before joining the Eagles front office, he was the Chicago Bears Director of College Scouting in 2015.