Another name crossed off the list, and as much as I hate the Saints — I’m a fan of this candidate.
We have completed a virtual interview with Terry Fontenot for the general manager position. https://t.co/OPgyRRDn4T
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) January 6, 2021
Fontenot has been with the AINTS for over 18 years, which has undoubtedly been their best years. He’s been heavily involved as a scout and with player personnel during his time. The Saints have drafted very well since he came on board — most notably in 2017. They also plucked impact players like DeMario Davis from the Jets. While the cap situation in New Orleans for 2021 is actually a dumpster fire, Fontenot mostly handles player evaluation and scouting for all leagues and future opponents (and he’s good at it).
Fontenot joins Anthony Robinson, Rick Smith, Morocco Brown, and Brad Holmes as men who have been interviewed for the position. The latter two and Fontenot are my favorites so far, but it’s rumored that Smith is the frontrunner.