The Jets' search for their next general manager effectively began on May 15 when they fired Mike Maccagnan and first-year coach Adam Gase became interim GM.
"This is Gase's guy," NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Friday. "The rumors started before Maccagnan was fired."
Douglas' days in Philly began in 2016 and he's credited with aiding in the construction of a Super Bowl champion, as the Eagles claimed victory in Super Bowl LII. However, perhaps just as impressive to many is that he's from the Ozzie Newsome front office tree, having spent 15 years in the Ravens scouting department.
On Sunday, Douglas was interviewed and less than a week later he's the new GM for a franchise that's largely been criticized for dismissing Maccagnan at the puzzling time of mid-May.
How those signings were handled was reported to be one of the dividing aspects between Gase and Maccagnan that led to CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson ousting Maccagnan and bringing about a firestorm of scrutiny.