Jason Licht (pronounced LIGHT) spent the last three seasons in the Arizona front office, including last year as the Cardinals Vice President of Player Personnel.
Licht started his NFL career in Miami in1995, serving as an assistant in the college and pro personnel scouting departments for the Dolphins before becoming an offensive assistant/quality control coach in 1996. In 1997, he worked for National Football Scouting (NFS), a college football scouting service, before joining Carolina’s scouting staff in 1998.
He was hired by the Patriots in 1999 as a college scout and was elevated to national scout in 2001 and then to assistant director of player personnel in 2002.
Licht then joined the Eagles in 2003 as the club’s assistant director of player personnel until being promoted in 2006 to Vice President of Player Personnel. After the 2008 season, Licht left for New England again where he spent three seasons (2009-11) as the Director of Pro Personnel with the Patriots.
During Licht’s career, he has been part of four Super Bowl teams (New England—XLVI, XXXVI, Arizona—XLIII, and Philadelphia—XXXIX).
Tampa Bay reportedly interviewed Atlanta's Lionel Vital, Tennessee's Lake Dawson,Washington's Morocco Brown and the Giants Marc Ross before the hiring of Licht on Tuesday.