A day of Jets front office assembling continues. Joe Douglas has hired a third executive to join him in a prominent role, with Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reporting (on Twitter) the team will hire Colts staffer Rex Hogan as its assistant general manager.
This marks a return to the Big Apple for Hogan, who, interestingly, was part of the last round of hires when the Jets brought in a new GM. Mike Maccagnan hired Hogan as his director of college scouting in 2015, and he served in that role for two years. The Colts then brought Hogan in as a co-vice president of player personnel in 2017.
Each of the past three odd years bringing Hogan to a new GM’s staff, this one comes after Hogan helped Chris Ballard assemble arguably the NFL’s top up-and-coming roster. The Colts quickly went from the bottom of the NFL to the playoffs, and Hogan will be tasked with helping Douglas attempt to resurrect the Jets — they of zero playoff appearances since 2010.
Douglas on Tuesday has hired former Browns GM Phil Savage, longtime Ravens executive Chad Alexander and now Hogan. The latter, though, did not serve as a Ravens staffer alongside Douglas like Savage and Alexander did. Instead, Hogan spent more than a decade with the Bears before he joined Maccagnan’s original Jets staff.