Jacksonville Jaguars officially hire former Alouettes assistant general manager Tom Gamble

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially hired former Montreal Alouettes assistant general manager Tom Gamble.

He’s been named the Jags’ senior personnel executive. Gamble will assist general manager Trent Baalke in all areas of player personnel.

“Tom brings 30 years of NFL experience in player personnel, and, given our extensive history together, his counsel, expertise, and wealth of relationships in the business will help us in every aspect of player acquisition and retention,” Baalke said in a statement.

Gamble enters his 30th season in the NFL, most recently was the assistant GM of the Als in 2020 after serving as a senior advisor to head coach Jim Harbaugh and directing player personnel at the University of Michigan from 2017-2019.

Prior to his stint in Ann Arbor, Gamble was the assistant general manager for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 after serving as a senior personnel executive in 2015. His return to the Bay Area followed his time in Philadelphia, where he was the vice president of player personnel for the Eagles from 2013-2014.

In 2012, Gamble oversaw both the college and pro personnel efforts for the 49ers while working closely with Baalke. With assistance from Gamble and Baalke, the 49ers shared the NFL lead with nine Pro Bowl selections and advanced to three straight NFC Championship games and Super Bowl XLVII.

Prior to being named director of player personnel, Gamble served as the director of pro personnel for the previous seven seasons in San Francisco. Before his time with the 49ers, he served as a college scout for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-2004. He also worked as a defensive assistant with the New York Jets for two seasons and had scouting roles with Carolina and Baltimore. Gamble earned his first scouting role in the NFL with Philadelphia in 1988.

Overall, Gamble has helped produce 12 playoff teams, including five with Indianapolis, five with Philadelphia and two with San Francisco.