Jaguars officially hire Trent Baalke as new General Manager

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that Trent Baalke has been named the team’s general manager.

“Trent Baalke has had success at virtually every level of football, notably so as a general manager who shrewdly and quickly built an NFL conference championship organization and team,” said Jaguars Owner Shad Khan.  “That experience inspired us to recruit Trent to Jacksonville a year ago to serve as our director of player personnel and is one of many reasons why we are naming Trent as the new general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Trent thoroughly knows the NFL and the dynamics of today’s game, has an exceptional eye for talent and I know will have excellent chemistry with Head Coach Urban Meyer as they begin their mission to bring a consistent winner to our fans in Jacksonville.”

Baalke joined the Jags in February 2020 as the team’s director of player personnel before being named the interim general manager on Nov. 29. Before coming to the Jaguars, Baalke spent 12 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He was the team’s general manager form 2011 to 2016.

“I would like to thank Shad Khan for the opportunity to continue with the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team’s general manager,” said Baalke. “I look forward to getting to work with Coach Meyer and giving Jaguars fans everywhere the winner they deserve. I am confident that our shared vision will lead our team to success in 2021 and beyond.”

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee is a General Assignment Reporter for 104.5 WOKV.