Titans Hire 49ers' Ran Carthon as GM

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NFL Divisional - The Tennessee Titans have hired San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Ran Carthon as their new general manager, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

After a three-year stint as a player, Carthon joined the Atlanta Falcons as a pro scout before being hired as the director of pro personnel in 2012 by the St. Louis Rams. Carthon has been with the 49ers since 2017. 

Carthon takes over the role from Jon Robinson, who was fired by the team midseason.


3 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2023, 8:27pm

#1 by bravehoptoad // Jan 17, 2023 - 9:40pm

The 49ers will get two 3rd-round picks a a result, one in 2023 and one in 2024. They're likely to lose Demaco Ryans as well, which will bring in an additional one in 2025.

Or maybe they'll get lucky and get to keep Ryans for another year if teams do that thing where they fill their coaching vacancies before the playoffs are over. It's certainly an odd incentive to win...make the Super Bowl, and the odds go up that you get to keep your hotshot DC. 

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#2 by BroncosGuyAgain // Jan 18, 2023 - 7:50pm

Congratulations to Mr. Carthon and sincere wishes for success. A bonus that a minority has achieved a high-level front office position, which I personally believe is even more critical than HC positions.

I'm sure I read of the compensation tweak to the Rooney Rule at the time, but I am only now grasping its potentially perverse incentives.  Do we promote her, or wait to have her hired away and stock draft picks?

Any competent manager wants to keep talented people, so I don't think it is a problem in actuality.  And incentives to develop the under-represented have inherent positive value.  It just struck me that there are some slightly misaligned incentives to this policy.  Doesn't make it bad.

Anyway, congratulations to Mr. Carthon and best wishes for him and the Titans.





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#3 by ImNewAroundThe… // Jan 19, 2023 - 8:27pm

I'm guesting he scouted RBs of which ATL drafted 2 from '08-'11

  • '08 6th round Thomas Brown - never played, miss
  • '11 5th round Jacquizz Rodgers - 24 wAV in 110 games, hit

Then helped turn a 2-14 Rams team into 31-48-1 team (best year 7-8-1).

Also helped turn a 2-14 49ers team into 52-46 team (worst year 4-12)

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