FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas says there’s a “sense of urgency” to help the franchise win because of having talented second-year quarterback Sam Darnold on the roster.
Douglas was formally introduced Tuesday during a news conference at the team facility after being hired as GM last Friday night. He was most recently Philadelphia’s vice president of player personnel.
He says there was a similar philosophy with the Eagles and quarterback Carson Wentz.
Douglas believes the Jets, who have not made the playoffs since the 2010 season, have several “talented pieces” — and it all starts with Darnold.
During his news conference, Douglas says he’s a “relentless worker” and someone who understands a winning culture. Jets owner Christopher Johnson says he believes the team now has the right people in charge of its football operations.