On Wednesday, SNY’s Connor Hughes announced on Twitter (X): “The #Jets and (assistant GM) Rex Hogan have mutually agreed to part ways.”
Why would a team “part ways” with the guy who oversaw their scouting department in late January? The draft is just three months away. A lion’s share of their draft prep, which Hogan oversaw, is done. They spent a lot of money paying for Hogan to travel all over the country gathering information on college players at games and practices. Historically, most teams wait until after the draft to make a change like this.
“The move allows Hogan, who spent the last five seasons as the team’s assistant general manager, to explore other opportunities,” wrote Hughes.
That is very benevolent of them, but why would they allow him to take all the intellectual capital on college prospects that he amassed on their dime, and now take that information somewhere else? Hughes is very high on Hogan and feels he will have no issue landing a job.
“Hogan is well respected around the league,” tweeted Hughes. “He will be a sought-after front office free agent.”
But why now? Why not wait until after the draft? The timing of this is a little odd. There has to be more to this story than meets the eye.
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