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Jason Licht


Jason Licht

Jason Licht
Current position
Team Arizona Cardinals
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-02-13) February 13, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Fremont, Nebraska
Career information
Position(s) Director of Player Personnel
College Nebraska Wesleyan University
Team(s) as a coach/administrator










Miami Dolphins
(Scouting Assistant)
Miami Dolphins
(Offensive Quality Control Coach)
Carolina Panthers
New England Patriots
(College Scout)
New England Patriots
(National Scout)
New England Patriots
(Assistant Director of Player Personnel)
Philadelphia Eagles
(Assistant Director of Player Personnel)
Philadelphia Eagles
(Vice President of Player Personnel)
Arizona Cardinals
(Personnel Executive)
New England Patriots
(Director of Pro Personnel)
Arizona Cardinals
(Director of Player Personnel)

Jason Licht (/ˈlt/; born February 13, 1971) is the American football director of player personnel for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.

He played linebacker for the University of Nebraska football team as a freshman in 1989 and offensive guard in 1991 before transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he played defensive tackle from 1992 to 1993. In 1995, Licht was hired by then-Miami Dolphins scout Tom Heckert as a scouting assistant before serving as the Dolphins' offensive assistant/quality control coach in 1996. He then spent the 1997 season working for the college scouting agency National Football Scouting and the 1998 season in the Carolina Panthers' scouting department. From 1999 through 2000, Licht served as a college scout for the Patriots before being promoted to national scout for the 2001. He then was promoted to assistant director of player personnel in 2002, a position he held for one season before re-joining Heckert, then the Philadelphia Eagles' vice president of player personnel, in 2003 as the Eagles' assistant director of player personnel.[1]

Upon Heckert's promotion to general manager in 2006, Licht was elevated to vice president of player personnel, but was fired by the team in May 2008.[2] In June 2008, Licht was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as a personnel executive.[3] He left the Cardinals and returned to the Patriots as their director of pro personnel in February 2009.

In 2012, Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo was fired by the team. During the team's hunt, Licht was among the candidates for the general manager job, and he and Phil Emery were the two finalists.[4][5][6] The Bears hired Emery, and Licht returned to Arizona as the Cardinals' director of player personnel beginning in 2012.


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