Report: Falcons GM browse down to two candidates
The search for the next general supervisor of the Atlanta Falcons has actually been substantial over a short amount of time. After speaking with many candidates, the group has narrowed its search to two finalists.
As first reported by The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz on Tuesday, the Falcons are surrounding Terry Fontenot, the vice president/assistant GM of the New Orleans Saints, and Brad Holmes, the director of college searching for the Los Angeles Rams, for their GM opening.
Atlanta has yet to officially verify this report, nevertheless, beat press reporter Kelsey Conway covered it for the group’s main site. Conway’s story, which was retweeted by Falcons’ Twitter account, does not mean they have actually dismissed all other prospects.
On the other side, it’s difficult to envision the team’s main site reporting on a story if it was simply negligent speculation. If this report is real, it would mean that the Falcons have actually removed former Houston Texans general supervisor Rick Smith from the running.
The team completed a second interview with Holmes over the weekend, and consulted with two head-coaching candidates– Tennessee Titans offending coordinator Arthur Smith and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles– on Monday.