Joe Douglas’ right-hand man speaks! Dan Leberfeld

So often when you see GM Joe Douglas, you see this man at his side, and last week, he gave out a rare interview.

The man we’re talking about is Jets assistant GM Rex Hogan, who recently granted an exclusive interview to newyorkjets.com.

So what characteristics are Douglas and Hogan looking for in players who will work at 1 Jets Drive?

“The main priority that we’re going to focus on is adding guys to our culture who are focused on a high level of commitment, a high level of character and a high level of confidence,” Hogan told Ethan Greenberg of newyorkjets.com.

Hogan said they will be looking for guys with great drive.

“Guys driven to focus on being the best they can be in terms of what they’re going to provide to the Jets, whether it be on the field or off the field,” Hogan said. “And we’ll identify guys’ core traits that we look for. Essentially, they’re going to be players that are smart, tough, physical and competitive.”

Hogan thinks Jets fans should be pumped about Douglas, who won two rings working for the Baltimore Ravens, and then one with the Philadelphia Eagles.

“I think fans should be excited by the fact that Joe has won three Super Bowls, and that he has an idea and a clear, concise concept of how to build a team and how to build a roster,” Hogan said.

This is Hogan’s second stint with the Jets. He was their senior director of college scouting from 2015-17, before departing for the Indianapolis Colts, where he worked for two seasons. He also spent 12 years in the Chicago Bears personnel department. Hogan is a 1995 graduate of Austin Peay University in Tennessee, where he punted for the football team.

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