Despite missing the playoffs for the 13th season in a row and having a losing record for eight consecutive years, the New York Jets decided to give GM Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh, and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett another year. Some of the staff who are lower on the pecking order aren't so lucky.
Jets fans were hoping for larger-scale changes this offseason, but the organization is running it back with the hopes of Aaron Rodgers saving all of their jobs in 2024.
The scapegoats in the coaching staff were running backs coach Taylor Embree and wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni who lost their jobs.
In the front office, it turns out it was all assistant general manager Rex Hogan's fault.
New York Jets Part Ways With Assistant GM Rex Hogan
According to Connor Hughes of SNY TV, Hogan and the Jets mutually agreed to go their separate ways.
Hogan has been with the team since 2019. He previously worked as the Jets' senior director of college scouting in 2015-16.
In his second stint, he has been a significant part of the organization's decision-making process. It was reported that Hogan was one of the loudest voices in the room pushing for the Jets to draft Zach Wilson in 2021.
Even though that decision will likely haunt Hogan for the rest of his career, he is still "well respected around the league" according to Hughes. He was not the ultimate decision-maker, after all.
Whether Douglas looks for another assistant or they fill the role internally remains to be seen. But one thing is clear: the Jets front office can't afford to make any poor decisions this offseason.