The New York Jets are building a strong front office around new general manager Joe Douglas, officially announcing a handful of fresh faces with tons of NFL experience.
The new front office for the Jets is starting to take shape around Douglas, a first-time general manager hoping to return the storied franchise to pro football glory.
Joining Douglas in New York will be Rex Hogan as assistant general manager, Chad Alexander as director of player personnel, Phil Savage as senior football advisor, and Chris Nolan as a college scout.
Douglas also announced promotions for three members of the team’s current personnel staff. Greg Nejmeh will now serve as the team’s director of pro personnel, while Dan Zbojovsky is now director of personnel operations. Kevin Murphy will now be the team’s assistant director of pro scouting.
Earlier this week, Douglas lauded the various qualities these new staff members bring to the table (via team senior reporter Eric Allen):
I am excited to add these four talented men to our group. They will help us find the right players as we continue to develop our culture. You need to build depth in an organization at all spots and that includes the front office. Greg, Dan and Kevin are bright football minds who I’m happy to work alongside. We have a lot of good people here and this is only going to help us collectively move forward.
As noted in the team’s article announcing the moves, Hogan returns to the Jets after a two-year stint with the Indianapolis Colts, while Alexander spent the past 20 years with the Baltimore Ravens, working alongside Douglas. Savage had a long career in various NFL front offices, and was most recently the executive director of the Senior Bowl.
Douglas, along with Jets fans everywhere, will be hoping these changes help bring the Jets closer to ending their eight-year playoff drought, having missed the postseason every year since appearing in back-to-back AFC title games.