Thomas Dimitroff signs multi-year contract extension

Once a little known part of the New England Patriots front office, Thomas Dimitroff has created his own identity since joining the Atlanta Falcons as general manager.

(And that identity doesn’t just come from his confidence to rock increasingly spiky hair.  Although that helps.)

Dimitroff has won the Sporting News executive of the year award twice in three seasons as Atlanta’s general manager. That work was rewarded on Wednesday when the Falcons handed him a multi-year contract extension.

Both Dimitroff and his boss stressed the importance of the relationship between the front office and coach Mike Smith.

“This extension of Thomas’ contract ensures that he and Coach Smith, whose contract was extended last month, will be able to continue to work together on solidifying the long-term sustainability and success of our football team,” Falcons Owner Arthur Blank said in a statement.

“First, I would like to thank Mr. Blank for the confidence and support he has shown in me and in Coach Smith over the past three seasons,” Dimitroff said. “I look forward to working with Smitty and his coaching staff as we continue our journey of bringing NFL championship caliber football to Falcons fans and to the city of Atlanta.”

With the quarterback position taken care of, the Falcons should enjoy enviable continuity in the coming years.