5 ultimate takeaways from the NY Jets' late-season collapse

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2. NY Jets GM Joe Douglas' position is safe (for now) but on shaky ground

For better or worse, Jets general manager Joe Douglas should get at least another year to "finish the job," but four straight losing campaigns with him at the helm are not helping his cause.

There have been some positives during Douglas' run with the Jets. The success of his 2022 NFL Draft has mostly bought him some roses and leeway.

The problem is that Douglas' body of work is incomplete at best. His first draft class in 2020 hasn't panned out, and there are growing concerns about the returns of the 2021 class. And many of the team's free-agent signings since Douglas took over have produced mixed results at best.

Ultimately, Douglas' choices at quarterback and his handpicked head coach will decide his fate. You can't afford to get those two positions brutally wrong and survive.

Joe Douglas is entering a make-or-break offseason. He whiffed badly on getting the team's franchise quarterback — something that falls directly on him and his entire scouting department. And now, Douglas' faith in Robert Saleh has come into question.

Douglas might be able to get a band-aid at quarterback this offseason, but he won't get another chance to draft a franchise QB or pick another head coach. The Jets' GM is in a precarious position in 2023.

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