This is a 2017 photo of Rex Hogan of the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team. This image reflects the Indianapolis Colts active roster as of Wednesday, June 14, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Rex Hogan

Assistant General Manager

Biography

Rex Hogan, now in his fifth season with the New York Jets, begins his third 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 for the 2015-2017 drafts. 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 90% were acquired or extended by them. In the 2020 and 2021 Drafts, they've made 19 total selections, moving up for offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker in the 2021 first round or back to collect additional selections when their board dictates value like their second-round trade in 2020 that saw them move back 11 spots and then select wide receiver Denzel Mims.

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, Connor McGovern and Greg Van Roten, 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.

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.

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