Joe Douglas
New York Jets
Position:General manager
Personal information
Born:c. 1976
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Career information
College:University of Richmond
Career history
As an executive:
Career highlights and awards

Joe Douglas (born July 20th} 1976)[1] is an American football executive who is the current general manager of the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to joining the Jets in 2019, Douglas was a member of the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Early life

Douglas was born and raised in the Old Church area of Mechanicsville, Virginia. He attended Lee-Davis High School there, where he was a two-time all-state offensive lineman.[2] In college at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, Douglas was in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of the NCAA, where he started 45 consecutive games for the Richmond Spiders, and in his senior year was named All-Atlantic 10 selection.[3][4] Before his senior year at Richmond, he interned for United States Senator Max Cleland. Douglas was a volunteer assistant coach for the Richmond football team after graduation.[1]

Executive career

Baltimore Ravens

Douglas began his career in the NFL by working in the personnel department on the Baltimore Ravens in 2000 where he worked until 2015.

Chicago Bears

For the 2015 season, Douglas was director of college scouting for the Chicago Bears.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2016, Douglas joined the Philadelphia Eagles to become their vice president of player personnel.

New York Jets

On June 7, 2019, Douglas signed a six-year contract to become the general manager of the New York Jets.[5][6]

Personal life

Douglas is married to his wife Shannon, and they have three children together. He was an extra in the film The Replacements in 2000.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Tupponce, Joan (September 6, 2016). "Eagle Eyes". RichmondMagazine.com. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  2. ^ John O'connor (Jun 8, 2019). "New Jets GM Joe Douglas (Lee-Davis High, UR) long ago had mind set on NFL front office position". Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  3. ^ Sister, Darryl (June 7, 2019). "6 things to know about Joe Douglas, Jets' new GM, as he leaves Eagles to take Mike Maccagnan's old job". NJ.com. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  4. ^ The Associated Press (June 7, 2019). "Jets Hire Joe Douglas as Their General Manager". New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Gordon, Grant (June 7, 2019). "Joe Douglas hired as Jets' next general manager". NFL.com. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Cimini, Rich (June 7, 2019). "Jets hire Douglas from Eagles as their new GM". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 11, 2019.