REX HOGAN now in his sixth season with the New York Jets, begins his fourth 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 two-plus seasons, as almost 97% of the roster was acquired or extended by them. In the last three Drafts, they've made 26 total selections, moving up in both the first round of the 2021 and 2022 Drafts to select offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker (2021) and edge Jermaine Johnson (2022), while also moving back to collect additional selections when their board dictates value.
In free agency, Hogan, Douglas and the personnel staff have remained flexible to the situation, using a strategic and disciplined approach in 2020 signing players like offensive linemen George Fant and Connor McGovern, while adding veterans like quarterback Joe Flacco and future Hall of Fame running back Frank Gore. In 2021, the front office targeted specific players at the outset of free agency, moving quickly to add defensive lineman Carl Lawson and wide receiver Corey Davis, among others in free agency's first few days. This past offseason, Hogan played a vital role in key free agent signings, including the re-signing of All-Pro returner Braxton Berrios, Pro Bowl offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson and veteran tight end C.J. Uzomah, among other valuable additions to the roster.
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.