Falcons Report: General Manager search down to “two or three finalists”

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As I predicted, it looks like the Falcons will have a GM before Friday.


If I had to take a guess, the three names that are seriously being considered are probably rumored frontrunner Rick Smith, Rams Director of College Scouting Brad Holmes, and of course Fontenot. From our profile on Fontenot:

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).

I expect a decision very soon, which means a Head Coach decision would follow pretty shortly.


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