General Manager Joe Douglas, 2.25 (NFL Combine)

On the offseason so far…
Jon Carr, Rex Hogan, Chad Alexander, Phil Savage, they did a great job with our meetings. I feel really good about where we are right now, heading into the Combine. We had our coaches finish their unrestricted free agent evaluations, so the plan is to get with them after the Combine. We’ll get our plan together and now’s the time, we know we have a lot of work to do. I feel like we can hit the ground running with the timing of my hire in post-season. I really feel good about where we are and now it’s just being aggressive, making smart decisions and being opportunistic and trying to improve this roster the best way we can. So that’s it. I’ll open it up for questions.

On Jamal Adams…
Jamal is an unbelievable player, as we talked about at the end of season meeting. We’re excited about Jamal. The plan is for Jamal to be a Jet for life. We’ve had some preliminary talks with his agent. I’m not going to get into the specifics of that, but again, the plan is for Jamal to be here a long time.

On his free agent philosophy…
Yeah, I think you have to choose the right targets. First, you have to make sure that they fit with what you’re trying to do from a team building, character perspective, how they fit in Adam (Gase) and Gregg’s (Williams) scheme and then if the right opportunity presents itself, you can’t be afraid to pull the trigger. We’re going to have different tiers of free agents and what money they’re going to make, but it’s going to be important for us to choose the right person.

On the offensive line…
Look, you guys know how I feel about the offensive line. It’s hard to have a good team without one and right now, as it stands, we only have one opening day starter coming back under contract in Brian Winters. Everyone else is an unrestricted free agent. So, we’re at 21 UFA’s and three RFA’s, so we have to improve not only the offensive line, but many other positions.

On how he approaches improving the offensive line…
Yeah, no, you break that up into position, and you try to see what the best fit is. I mean obviously, we need to have a strong offensive line. We have to do a good job of taking care of Sam (Darnold) moving forward. All of the things that I’ve mentioned earlier.

On Robby Anderson being a free agent…
So again, this is a good week for getting information. We’re going to have some talks with a lot of players agents. Robby’s agent is one of them, so we’re going to see how those talks go. Again, something I touched on at the end of the season, couldn’t be more proud of the way Robby handled himself this season. With all of the adversity that hit in the beginning of season, going 1-7, Sam (Darnold) being sick, and then him just sticking to it, and never an ounce of wavering, and finished the season strong, so Robby’s a great player.

On if he thinks Le’Veon Bell’s play declined this season…
I wouldn’t say his play declined. His numbers probably aren’t where he would want them to be. I think we need to do a better job of opening holes for him. We need to put him in good position to be as productive as he was in Pittsburgh. I think you did see in some of the later games, our entire team did well, but specifically in the Baltimore game, we saw Le’Veon be Le’Veon. That was one of his more productive games. So, we have to just put him in those type of situations throughout the year.

On Bell’s future with the team…
I addressed it at the end of the season meeting. There hasn’t been talk as far as him going anywhere. We’re excited about Le’Veon. Le’Veon’s been a great teammate. I can’t tell you how great he’s been. I had a great conversation with him at the end of the season’s exit meeting, and I know he’s been working hard down in Miami, down at Bommarito’s. I know he’s excited to get back and we’re excited to have him.

On how he weighs trading up and trading back in the Draft…
Yeah, so I’ve been in scenarios where we’ve done both. We’ve traded up and traded back and I think it just depends on the situation, the opportunity. Last year in Philly, we traded up to get an offensive lineman, the year prior we traded back when Baltimore came up to get Lamar (Jackson), so I think it just depends on the specific situation.

On how he evaluates this offensive line draft class…
I think it’s a good group. I think you’re going to see a lot of guys that become starters in the National Football League.

On if he views Robby Anderson as a dynamic wide receiver…
I view Robby Anderson as a dynamic wide receiver that could take the top off any defense. I think he has a skill trait that a lot of teams are looking for. He can run by anybody.

On Eagles Vice President of Player Personnel Andy Weidl…
Yeah, Andy is as a consistent of an evaluator as you’ll find and he’s looking for tough guys. He’s looking for guys that are dynamic playmakers, explosive playmakers. One of the best evaluators in the National Football League.

On his plan to improve the offensive line…
Well, you guys have heard me talk about avenues. We’ve got a few different avenues to try to attack this, right? UFA, draft, trades, so we’re going to look at every scenario. This is a good week, where we try to gather as much information as we can, from the players that are here, from other teams that are here and just put our offseason plan together.

On how he values a high floor player versus a high ceiling…
High floor, low ceiling, those are terms we talk about in draft rooms. We’re looking for the best player for the New York Jets. I’ve said it over and over again, the type of person we’re looking for, but also explosive, dynamic playmakers.

On Quincy Enunwa…
Yeah, so Quincy has been rehabbing. He is actually working hard, working out in our facility last week. We are excited to have him back. Everything that I’ve gotten from our medical staff is that he’s really been attacking at his rehab, and he’s really been working hard through this process. We’re excited to get him with the doctors and see where he’s at here.

On offseason acquisitions…
Yeah, I mean ideally, in a perfect world you can get a guy in UFA that can play right now and be a long-term solution. Then, you add younger pieces through the draft that can develop. I think where we are, it’s going to be imperative that we get guys that can come in and be the right fit for us and guys that can help us both short and long term.

On his first offseason as a General Manager…
It’s exciting. It’s everything you dream about when you get into this profession. One day, standing up here and being able to help build a team. Back then, it was more behind the scenes. Obviously now, it’s out front. It’s been great, just getting with Adam (Gase) daily, getting with our coaches and I’m really excited. I know I’ve talked about it in my opening statement, really excited to get with those guys after this Combine and go over all the UFA evaluations.

On having explosive players on the roster…
Well, I think you saw that in the two teams that competed in the Super Bowl this year, how many explosive players that they had on both sides of the ball. Everybody’s trying to get bigger, faster, smarter, tougher, so we need explosive guys. We need explosive dynamic playmakers.

On Enunwa’s status…
We’re hopeful, and like I said Quincy has attacked his rehab. I’ve been so impressed with the way that he’s really handled himself. Again, just seeing him in the building the last few weeks, I know how hard he’s working, but I also know that that doctor appointment is going to be big for him.

On the biggest thing he took from Ozzie Newsome on how to approach free agency…
Ozzie’s consistent. Ozzie’s patient. Ozzie is not going to get wrapped up in emotions when he’s making decisions. He’s not going to get wrapped up in perceived needs. He’s going to do what’s best for the team short and long term. I’ll never compare myself to Ozzie Newsome. Ozzie Newsome should be in the Hall of Fame twice, as a player and a GM, but being around him for 15 years was a true joy and I’m very blessed to have done it.

On the 2020 wide receiver class…
Yeah, you’ve probably heard every GM and coach talk about this wide receiver class. It’s a good one. Just watching them go across the stage. I mean there’s a lot of talented players, so we see how much the past game affects the National Football League. We do feel good about this group. We’re going through our processes. We’re talking to a lot of guys here. We talked to a lot of guys at the Senior Bowl, and we’ll continue our processes, getting those guys best we can. There are some really good wide receivers in this class.

On how many offensive linemen in this Draft class would be worthy of a top 15 selection…
I’m not going to get into specifics, but I can tell you that there are quite a few guys who fit the mold of what we’re looking for – smart, durable, tough, explosive guys that can play multiple positions. The versatility, that’s a big thing, you have to be able to play multiple positions, so there’s quite a few guys that fit that bill.

On Brian Winters…
Brian, as I alluded to earlier, is actually our only returning opening day starter that’s under contract and a guy that just battled his tail off all year, after injuring his shoulder in the preseason and fighting through. You’re going to be hard pressed to find a better teammate, a tougher guy than Brian Winters. So again, like Quincy (Enunwa), I’ve heard a lot of optimism and positives about his rehab. So again, seeing him around the locker room, and it’s always good to see Brian, he’s got a big smile on his face and he’s an outstanding Jet.

On the cornerback and pass rusher positions…
Corner and pass rusher, obviously two critical aspects of any defense. I can’t speak enough to how great of a job that Gregg (Williams) and his staff did and our players and how they battled all year. Obviously, like I said earlier about the wide receivers, pass game’s important, so you need guys that can affect the pass game on defense, and you’re talking about corners and pass rushers, so it’s going to be important for us to look at those two positions very closely.

On what traits he looks for in wide receivers…
I think there’s all different shapes and sizes. God didn’t make many Julio Jones and Calvin Johnson’s. So, you have to be able to work with the positives of each player. Ideally, you are looking for an explosive trait. You are looking for ball skills. You are looking for a lot of things. And it’s got to be the right fit within the offensive scheme. And having those conversations with Adam (Gase), having those conversations with Shawn (Jefferson), Hines (Ward), we have a good plan moving forward with exactly what we’re looking for.