REX HOGAN now in his seventh season with the New York Jets, begins his fifth year as the team's assistant general manager after rejoining the organization in June of 2019. For Hogan, he previously served as the team's senior director, college scouting.
In his current role, Hogan assists General Manager Joe Douglas, with the day-to-day operations of the Jets player personnel department. In addition, he oversees the college and pro scouting departments, while working directly on personnel decisions and evaluations.
Under Douglas and Hogan, the Jets roster has turned over in the last three-plus seasons, as over 97% of the roster was acquired or extended by them. In the last four drafts, they've made 33 total selections, picking in the first two rounds of the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Drafts nine times, including six first-round selections.
Hogan, Douglas and the personnel staff have added starters and depth throughout the draft, highlighted by the selection of the NFL's 2022 Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year in first-team All-Pro cornerback Sauce Gardner and wide receiver Garrett Wilson.
As with the draft picks, matching character and talent has shown to be key when Hogan and staff have used free agency to add to the roster. Over the last two offseasons (2022-23), the Jets added multiple veterans with Super Bowl experience, as wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr., cornerback D.J. Reed, defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, Pro Bowl guard Laken Tomlinson, tight end C.J. Uzomah, and safety Jordan Whitehead have all played in one of the last four Super Bowls.
Since rejoining the Jets in 2019, Hogan has assisted in the construction of a roster that fielded four players who earned First Team All-Pro recognition, an Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, and seven Pro Bowlers.
Prior to returning to the Jets, Hogan spent two seasons (2017-18) as the vice president of player personnel with Indianapolis, helping to construct a roster that saw the team return to the postseason in 2018. During his time with the Colts, the front office drafted a pair of rookie All-Pro selections in Quenton Nelson and Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Darius Leonard. Additionally, he was a part of key veteran acquisitions, including the claims of cornerbacks Kenny Moore and Pierre Desir as well as the signings of Denico Autry and tight end Eric Ebron, who made his first Pro Bowl appearance (2018).
Hogan previously worked with the Chicago Bears for 12 years, the last three seasons as a national scout, and was part of a team that reached Super Bowl XLI and the 2010 NFC Championship. In Chicago, he assisted in the draft selections of Matt Forte, Kyle Fuller, Devin Hester, Alshon Jeffery, Kyle Long and Greg Olsen.
Prior to entering the NFL, he spent one year working as the director of football operations at the University of Utah under former head coach Urban Meyer. He also worked with the University of Notre Dame's athletic department and football program (1998-2003) in various roles, including as a football intern, business intern and in football recruiting/operations. During his time at Notre Dame, the school produced several standouts and NFL Draft selections, including center Jeff Faine, tight end Anthony Fasano, running back Ryan Grant, tackle Ryan Harris, quarterback Brady Quinn, center John Sullivan, defensive end Justin Tuck and San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
Hogan received a degree in public relations from Austin Peay in 1995, where he was a four-year member of the football team. The Clarksville, TN native and his wife, Christy, have three children, McKenna, Ryan and Erin.