As I predicted, it looks like the Falcons will have a GM before Friday.
Sources: New Orleans Saints’ executive Terry Fontenot is one of 'two or three finalists' for the Atlanta Falcons’ GM job.https://t.co/zl6cMMEIQd
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2021
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.