Patriots should hire a GM before a coach
The Patriots are 2-10 after their 6-0 loss to the Chargers on Sunday. Week after week , It’s more evident the team needs a complete teardown in leadership. Bill Belichick is playing out the string until the end of the season. When it comes to roster construction, that is where the team should start to focus on the future and who their next lead is. The Patriots should hire a General Manager who will hire the next coach. The team has not assigned the title “General Manager” since Tom Sullivan in 1983. Bill Parcells was cooking the dinner while Bobby Grier served as Director of player personnel through 1999 shopping for the groceries., Belichick has been the de facto General Manager since 2000.
Next Patriots GM Options
Adam Peters- San Francisco 49ers Asst GM
Peters started in New England working within the scouting department and the with the Denver Broncos as director of college scouting. He won a championship with both teams. He went to San Francisco as the 49ers vice president of player personnel. He was being promoted to assistant general manager, working directly with John Lynch.
Alec Halaby, Asst. GM, Philadelphia Eagles
Halaby has spent 16 years with the Eagles. He has seen the use of analytics become way more accepted in previously old-school football circles. He works with pro and college scouts, the salary cap department, sports performance, and analytics. The team has drafted well and signed free agents to stay competitive. An off the board hire, but the Patriots may need it.
Mike Borgonzi, Asst. GM, Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City executives Chris Ballard and Ryan Poles have landed GM gigs. Borgonzi was promoted to assistant general manager in 2021 after spending three seasons as the Chiefs’ director of football operations. With Brett Veach, at GM, Borganzi should be a consideration working under Scott Pioli and Andy Reid. He also is from Everett, MA. and played football at Brown.
Joe Hortiz, Director of Player Personnel, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens have drafted well and gone to the playoffs in 4 of the last 5 seasons. Hortiz has been in the club’s front office for 25 years. He interviewed for the Giants’ GM gig before New York hired Joe Schoen. If you want to build through the draft he’s one of the best.
Trent Kirchner, Vice President of Player Personnel, Seattle Seahawks
Kirchner, heavily involved in Seattle’s decision-making process alongside general manager John Schneider. He may not want to leave the Seahawks, but he turned down jobs with the Colts and Texans. The Patriot’s might be desirable enough to leave.
John Spytek, Asst. GM, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
GM Jason Licht’s right-hand man played a prominent role in rebuilding the Bucs’ talent base, with recent early-round draft picks like OT Luke Goedeke and DT Calijah Kancey settling in as long-term contributors. A big part of winning Super Bowl 55.