Last month, there were reports that former Cardinals General Manager Rod Graves would be joining the Jets’ front office.
The Jets confirmed those reports on Monday with the announcement that Graves is the team’s new senior director of football administration. Graves and Jets General Manager John Idzik worked together in Arizona several years ago before Idzik made his way to Seattle and, ultimately, the Jets.
Graves spent 16 years with the Cardinals and ran the team’s football operations for the final nine of those years. His tenure included the franchise’s first trip to the Super Bowl, but ended after the 2012 season in large part because Graves couldn’t turn up a worthy successor to Kurt Warner at quarterback. The Jets have a similar need at the position right now as Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith compete for the starting job.
The Jets announced other moves in the personnel department as well, including naming former cornerback Aaron Glenn as an area scout for colleges. Glenn rejoined the organization last year as a pro personnel assistant.