The Colts lost a member of their front office today as Rex Hogan was hired away to work for the Jets.
The Colts have done a good job of building a culture in their building. They have gotten a bunch of quality players on their roster. Everyone in the front office has to be given credit for that, not just GM Chris Ballard. Now one of those men is leaving the team.
Rex Hogan, the former VP of Player Personnel, is now moving onto work for the Jets. He has been promoted to Assistant GM with them. No one can fault Hogan for making this move, as it is an upward move with a certain pay raise. He should not be ashamed of leaving.
As for what this means for the Colts, they will have to hire someone else in his role. It will probably be an internal hire, most likely a promotion. But they shouldn’t need to hire someone from anywhere else for this sort of position.
This shouldn’t hinder the Colts in really any way moving forward. Yes it always hurts to lose a member of a highly functional front office. But they should be able to replace him and still keep their roster creating the same. Ballard won’t let that slip in anyway.
Good for Hogan though. Anytime you get a chance to get a promotion in this league, you take it because you don’t know when the next one could come. He should do a good job with the Jets, assisting their new GM.