Colts want to interview Ravens’ Eric DeCosta for G.M. job

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Eric DeCosta has been the right-hand man to Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome for two decades, and for most of that time other teams have viewed DeCosta as a strong candidate to become a G.M. himself. Unfortunately for those other teams, DeCosta has consistently declined opportunities to leave Baltimore.

The Colts hope to change that: Albert Breer of reports that the Colts have requested permission to interview DeCosta for their G.M. opening.

Would DeCosta have any interest in working for the Colts when he has shown little interest in leaving Baltimore for other teams? He might, for a couple reasons.

For one, he has a good relationship with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who was a Ravens assistant for four years before he went to Indianapolis. For another, the Colts have Andrew Luck, which would mean the hardest part of a G.M.’s job β€” finding a franchise quarterback β€” is already done in Indianapolis.

Still, getting DeCosta to Indianapolis seems like a long shot. DeCosta has indicated many times that he’s happy where he is, and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has indicated that DeCosta will get the top job in the Baltimore front office when Ozzie Newsome retires. Getting DeCosta to change course and move on to the Colts would be a big coup for Jim Irsay.

19 responses to “Colts want to interview Ravens’ Eric DeCosta for G.M. job

  1. DeCosta is just biding his time in Baltimore until Ozzy decides he’s had enough and chooses to retire. He already makes as much as most GMs and is the heir apparent. It would take a lot for him to go elsewhere.

  2. It’s like an annual rite of spring already. Every year some team with issues reaches out to this guy and every year he says thanks but no thanks. Much like Eliot Wolf’s situation in Green Bay, the Ravens job is his whenever Ozzie steps down, everyone knows it, and he doesn’t have to uproot his family. He just has to bide his time and in the meantime, is undoubtedly one of the highest if not the highest paid at his position in the league. Why should he move?

  3. Why would he want to come play for a crappy owner who barely spends and is wasting a top notch QB’s career. To bad luck got drafted by such a crappy franchise.

  4. Way too big a gamble to take at this point in his career or maybe not Baltimore hasn’t really been tearing it up lately…

  5. He has the perfect situation in Baltimore. He gets paid just as much as top GMs and with all the recent negativity in Baltimore, Ozzie takes the fall once heads start rolling and DeCosta gets bumped up.

  6. Whoop-do-do-da-day….Pagans has 1 year left on his contract, but that’s enough to get DeCosta to relocate to Indy like the ’84 Colts? PFT is getting ridiculous with this & Florio talking about College players being able to choose what team they want to play for….

  7. I can’t imagine anyone would pass up a promotion and wanna get outta that dump they call Baltimore…Just try and walk around that city after 7…I mean seriously the place is an absolute dump…

  8. I believe he previously turned down the opportunity to interview with the Clots. What would have changed there to make a different decision?

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