Joe Douglas is in a tough spot as the general manager of the New York Jets.
If Wilson doesn’t pan out, Douglas won’t last long with the team.
His goal now as GM is to build a team around the young quarterback.
A minor move was made at the deadline to acquire veteran offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif from the Kansas City Chiefs.
The veteran opted out of the 2020 season and started this year dealing with an injury.
Yet for the Jets, this is a great move and Douglas explained why.
Joe Douglas on the trade for OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. pic.twitter.com/CEFqwTJQvg
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 2, 2021
The key for the Jets is that they are getting a Super Bowl champion in the building and on the line protecting Wilson.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 2, 2021
Jets Just Trying To Add Experience
The fact the Jets picked at No. 2 overall in the draft proves they still have a long way to go.
Even the shocking win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals with Mike White at quarterback does not change the reality the team is facing.
They are young, learning, and trying to build something with a first-year head coach.
Adding Duvernary-Tardif can allow the offense to mature and for him in general to get another nice contract in the NFL.
The Jets may be willing to overpay a bit in the offseason to ensure he sticks around and continues on as a key piece in the rebuilding process.
Saleh’s bunch proved they have fight in them by taking down the Bengals.
Now they need to make sure that fight lasts throughout the course of an entire season.
Douglas building a proper roster for his head coach is the only way that is ever going to happen.