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Jets GM Douglas has 'sense of urgency' to win with Darnold

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New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas says there's a "sense of urgency" to help the franchise win because of having second-year quarterback Sam Darnold on the roster. Douglas was formally introduced during a news conference at the team facility after being hired as GM last Friday night. 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.

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.

AP Pro Football Writer

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.

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