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Joe Douglas has emerged as a candidate to replace Mike Maccagnan as Jets general manager

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The Jets now have a general manager vacancy after today’s firing of Mike Maccagnan. Eagles executive Joe Douglas has been mentioned as a potential candidate.

Douglas’ name has been floated for weeks as a potential replacement if the Jets did fire Maccagnan. Having a relationship with Gase is probably going to be a requirement for any new general manager. The new head coach has quickly consolidated power within the organization, and team CEO Chris Johnson suggested he would play a role in the interview process. Douglas joined the Eagles in 2015 after spending 16 years in Baltimore’s front office.

In the event Douglas is hired, NFL Network analyst Dan Jeremiah might join the front office.

Jeremiah has ties to Douglas and has worked in three NFL front offices, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

I would imagine we will see other candidates emerge for the opening in the days and weeks to come.