Jaguars hire John Idzik as special assistant to GM David Caldwell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have given former New York Jets general manager John Idzik a full-time position as part of a restructuring of their personnel department.

Idzik, whom the Jaguars hired in February as a salary-cap consultant, will now be the special assistant to general manager David Caldwell, the team announced Thursday. Caldwell said Idzik will continue to be involved with the team's salary cap but also will have a role in the player personnel department.

“John Idzik will be wearing many hats for us," Caldwell said in a statement. "He joined us in a consulting role earlier this year and I have been impressed with how he has assimilated himself into our culture the last three months."

Idzik was the Jets' GM from 2013-14, during which the team went 12-20. Prior to joining the Jets, Idzik spent six seasons as Seattle's vice president of football administration. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was the Seahawks' defensive coordinator from 2009-12.

In addition, the Jaguars have promoted Chris Polian from director of pro scouting to director of player personnel and Chris Driggers from pro scout to director of pro personnel. The Jaguars also hired Casey Belongia as a scouting assistant.