Joe Douglas (American football)

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Joe Douglas
New York Jets
Position:General manager
Personal information
Born:c. 1976 (age 43–44)
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Career information
College:University of Richmond
Career history
As executive:
Career highlights and awards

Joe Douglas (born c. 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[edit]

Douglas was born and raised in the Old Church area of Mechanicsville, Virginia. He attended the 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[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

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

He was featured as "The Turk" on the 2001 edition of HBO's Hard Knocks.

Chicago Bears[edit]

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

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

In 2016, Douglas joined the Philadelphia Eagles to become their Vice President of Player Personnel.

New York Jets[edit]

On June 7, 2019, Douglas was hired as the general manager of the New York Jets and agreed to a six-year contract, replacing Mike Maccagnan.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

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]


  1. ^ a b c Tupponce, Joan (September 6, 2016). "Eagle Eyes". 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". 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". Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Cimini, Rich (June 7, 2019). "Jets hire Douglas from Eagles as their new GM". Retrieved June 11, 2019.