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Joe Douglas on 2024: ‘We need to win’

Jets general manager Joe Douglas wants to win. Chances are, he knows now he has to win in 2024. He said as much during his end of season press conference Monday.

“We need to win,” Douglas said Monday. “My record (20-47 in four full seasons as general manager) is not good enough and I know that and everything we do moving forward is to win and that is it, that is all that matters.”

It’s not every day a general manager gets to a fifth full season with that type of record, but owner Woody Johnson still has faith in Douglas (and seeing things through with Aaron Rodgers). Douglas has yet to post a winning record in his time with the Jets. Even if you include 2019, when Douglas was hired but after the draft, Douglas is 27-56.

Douglas may not come right out and say it, but he has to at least feel deep down he is fighting for his job next season. The Jets will have a lot of expectations surrounding them yet again. If they don’t live up to those expectations, things will look a lot different in New York in 2025.

Free agency and the draft will be huge for the Jets. New York has about $21 million in cap space to start 2024 and will hold the No. 10 pick in the draft.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire