Career Development Advisory Panel recommends several G.M. candidates

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It’s not clear how many true General Managers jobs will be available in early 2019 — jobs that may or may not entail full and complete control over the roster and/or the draft.

For any G.M. jobs that come open, whether those that have final say or that don’t, the NFL’s Career Development Advisory Panel has compiled a list of viable G.M. candidates. PFT has obtained the list from a league source with knowledge of its contents.

They are as follows, in no particular order: Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin, former Giants G.M. Jerry Reese, Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton, former Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Saints assistant G.M. (and former Dolphins G.M.) Jeff Ireland, 49ers senior personnel executive (and former Lions G.M.) Martin Mayhew, Jaguars G.M. Dave Caldwell (who is available for a G.M. job that entail control over the football operations, since he doesn’t have it in Jacksonville), Washington senior V.P. of player personnel Doug Williams, Cowboys assistant director of player personnel Will McClay, Patriots V.P. of player personnel Nick Caserio, Ravens assistant G.M./G.M. in waiting Eric DeCosta, and Chargers senior executive (along with current AAF Salt Lake G.M. and former Seahawks and Saints G.M.) Randy Mueller.

Some General Manager positions come open in January. Others come open after the draft. The number of expected vacancies this year is far from clear.

31 responses to “Career Development Advisory Panel recommends several G.M. candidates

  1. Sooooo if a franchise hires one of these “Career Development Advisory Panel“ recommendations and they end up being a terrible coach who gets fired first the “recommendation” or the Advisory Panel member?

  2. I doubt that any competent GM candidate will even consider the “GM” position with the Raiders for as long as Jon Gruden is the one who is really in control. Those duties would involve being a lackey to Gruden and taking the blame for Gruden’s botched draft choices, bad trades and ridiculous FA acquisitions.

    The major qualification for being a “GM” under a Gruden-controlled team is a complete lack of self respect.

  3. How are these people more viable than anyone else aspiring for the position? And how about allowing a hand full of people decide who private business owners should choose from? Clearly they can and should decide on who they want for the job, and rightly so. Is this where our entertainment money goes?

  4. Sounds like the “career development advisory panel” should be disregarded. Knowing the nepotism that runs rampant in the NFL, I’m sure there are a bunch of teams that pay this panel thousands of dollars for a big circle jerk.

  5. Why all the Re-tread, older GM’s who failed on their previous team? There needs to be some youthful blood with fresh ideas in that list. Sean McVay has proven that by injecting youthful energy into a franchise can revitalize it

  6. Not sure this is a complete list of the talent. One glaring
    omission is Omar Kahn and Mark Hart of the Steelers.
    Scott Pioli with the Falcons deserves another chance.
    ( lesson don’t hire your fourth choice Haley ..just wait )
    Who knows? Caserio makes sense, rumored to want to be
    with McDaniel in right place.
    This position is the most important as long as the owner is not
    named Snyder or Davis. One of the problems in this day and age
    Is the loss of the scouting services like BLESTO. This was place where
    young scouts earned their stripes. If you did good there, making little money
    and traveling always, you had the beginning chops to be a front office guy.
    In those days little film meant that you needed to see the player in person,. Now it’s all film, little
    physical face to face other than the combine.`

  7. Oh yeah…….let’s follow the NFL’s advise!! Geeeeeeee. Ole ROG and his minions have run a TIGHT SHIP, and really know how to PROTECT THE SHIELD.
    Bbbbbbbwwwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhh

  8. Not exactly great insight listing a bunch of retreads. Wow so you’re saying that Jerry Reese and Jeff Ireland are options for my next GM?? Gee I had no idea. Thankfully this helpful list pointed that out.

  9. Why would Eric DeCosta be on this list? He has already been hired as the Ravens new GM. And all of the other names have shown when given the opportunity that they have now clue how to run a franchise.

  10. I’m sorry is there another Jerry Reese I didn’t know about?? That dude’s draft record makes Gruden’s look like an all pro team

  11. “I’m sorry is there another Jerry Reese I didn’t know about?? That dude’s draft record makes Gruden’s look like an all pro team/”

    ***

    The Jerry Reese they’re talking about is the one who was Giants executive for two Super Bowl wins.

  12. Hey I know what we can do, recommend all the previous GMs who flamed out. Sounds like a great way to bring in fresh talent. Smh
    ——————–
    This, 1000%. Instead of constantly shuttling sub-performers from one franchise to the next, how about giving some new young blood a shot? The good ol’ boys club is still alive and well, clearly.

  13. Mike Brown should just give Duke the title, but then he’d have to pay him more money and yada, yada, yada.

  14. Duke Tobin has done a great job with the Bengals working as a pseudo GM. He handles the draft and most personel decisions, with the head coach and owner also having a vote. If the Bengals move Marvin Lewis to the front office and undercut Tobin he would be a hot commodity.

  15. therealraider says:
    December 26, 2018 at 11:52 pm
    Still got my money on Louis Riddick being the new “GM” of the Raiders. It’s a good opportunity and a title. Besides he can’t be worse the John Lynch.
    ———————–
    This obviously isn’t a very bright comment. Lynch by all accounts has been fantastic in his time there. He works masterfully with Shanahan and has assembled a roster that is super talented. Some bad breaks and tough injuries— but he’s made solid moves. Riddick is a smart guy who wouldn’t touch the Raiders gig with 10 ft pole.

  16. “lifetimefan says:December 27, 2018 at 7:59 am
    Why not Mike Mayock? His draft analysis is much better than most of the GM’s out there”
    ===================================

    Because being a GM is more than just picking players in the draft. I hear this all the time from fantasy geeks that just because they finished top 3 in their 10 team fantasy league, that they know more about players than GMs.

  17. chefninerapologist says:

    December 27, 2018 at 11:47 am

    therealraider says:
    December 26, 2018 at 11:52 pm
    Still got my money on Louis Riddick being the new “GM” of the Raiders. It’s a good opportunity and a title. Besides he can’t be worse the John Lynch.
    ———————–
    This obviously isn’t a very bright comment. Lynch by all accounts has been fantastic in his time there. He works masterfully with Shanahan and has assembled a roster that is super talented. Some bad breaks and tough injuries— but he’s made solid moves. Riddick is a smart guy who wouldn’t touch the Raiders gig with 10 ft pole

    ————-

    Solomon Thomas and Rueben Foster. Quit sniffing the 49er glue and get a clue.

  18. John madden
    GM till the draft
    Perfect send off. It will all be film anyway.
    Honestly tom Flores or jim plunked could do the job as well
    IF they wanted.

    What or whoever will be nothing more than a yes man anyways. Just an assistant sooooo
    Matt Millen, Tim brown, Jerry Rice, Rich Gannon,

    Hell pick one!

  19. No on the retreads. They had their chance. I suggest Booger McFarland for the Raiders. He thinks he knows everything and is not afraid to say it. Gruden would throw in the towel.

  20. Who are the people who attended the “GMs to be” conference the NFL holds? I know Matt Russell of the Broncos did….please, Jon Gruden, hire him!

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