Give Joe Douglas deserves credit. He’s a man with a plan. The NY Jets general manager insisted on a six-year contract because he knew he could never turn around this shipwreck in a draft or two.
It’s like he’s pulling off the scab from a roster wound caused by 20 years of neglect from previous regimes helmed by beancounters who never really played football.
Douglas exudes quiet confidence never seen before at One Jets Drive. He is a man of conviction, who makes a decision, and then acts boldly.
He didn’t know Robert Saleh before the interview process. But he hired the former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator as the 22nd “head coach of the NY Jets” because he saw greatness.
The GM recognized Sam Darnold as a class act damaged by the three-way trainwreck of the quarterback’s inconsistency, Adam Gase’s arrogance, and Mike Maccagnan’s incompetence.