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Rumors grow Joe Douglas is favored to land the Jets general manager job

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The first two notable members of the media to suggest Mike Maccagnan would be fired after the NFL Draft were Tony Pauline and Michael Lombardi. Both are now saying the same thing about the team’s general manager search. If they are to be believed, Joe Douglas from the Eagles front office is likely to get the job.

After Lombardi and Pauline issued their initial reports about Maccagnan’s imminent firing, a number of others reporters suggested Douglas was likely to take over as the team’s general manager.

Douglas’ interview is reportedly scheduled to take place this weekend.

Experience teaches us that these things are never officially over until the contract is signed. (Remember how Tom Gamble was on the verge of being hired as Jets general manager in 2013, or how the team was about to hire Dan Quinn as head coach in 2015?) With that said, the fact the two people who nailed the story of Maccagnan’s firing are once again on the same page is notable.