Reports: 49ers to interview George Paton for G.M. job on Friday

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The San Francisco 49ers have a second interview lined up for their general manager position following the firing of Trent Baalke last weekend.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the 49ers are set to interview Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton on Friday.

Paton just completed his 10th season with the Vikings working under general manager Rick Spielman. Despite being a finalist for the St. Louis Rams general manager job in 2012, Paton has recently turned down multiple interviews from interested teams for their general manager positions. He rejected overtures from the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Chicago Bears for their openings before electing to interview with the 49ers this year.

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick is expected to interview for the position next week.

16 responses to “Reports: 49ers to interview George Paton for G.M. job on Friday

  1. Is he going to march the Niners north all night and miraculously win the Siege of Bastogne while saying ‘Nuts’?

  2. George S Patton will make a great GM.
    I like what he said at his press conference

    Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

    If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.

    A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.

  3. he’s been blocked by the Vikings before during the last few offseasons for GM openings, despite what the cheesers will tell you the Vikings actually have collected a nice young nucleus of talent mixed in with free agency signings. my only biggest complaint would be Waynes over Peters.

  4. He’s been a fairly hot commodity the last few years, but has refused the interviews — I’m surprised he’d willingly walk into that mess.

    Maybe now the cheesers that yesterday so proudly pointed out that only former Packer executives were being interviewed finally realize that there are competent individuals in places other than the land of cheese and beer.

  5. purpleguy says:

    Maybe now the cheesers that yesterday so proudly pointed out that only former Packer executives were being interviewed finally realize that there are competent individuals in places other than the land of cheese and beer

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Just exactly how do you define “competent?

    The Viking’s last won a playoff game in 2009 and that was with a washed up Ex Packer Qb. If the 49ers are interested, it has to be for other reasons than the Viking’s win/loss record in the playoffs, the worst in the NFL.

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