Nashville, Tenn. ( Associated Press) – The Tennessee Titans will hire San Francisco athletic personnel director Rann Carthon as their new general manager, a person familiar with the decision said.
This would bring the NFL to nine managers of racial minorities among the league’s 32 franchises.
The Titans interviewed Buffalo’s director of pro scouting, Malik Boyd, their seventh candidate for the job, Tuesday morning.
The Titans have not commented since the selection committee headed by majority owner Amy Adams Strunk selected Carthon, who had her first interview last Friday, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Carleton would be the first minority general manager for the franchise, founded in Houston in 1960 and an original member of the American Football League. He would also be the sixth of the last eight general managers from a racial minority hired in the NFL.
The league has held two events in recent months to promote ethnic and racial minority candidates for managerial positions.
The 49ers host Dallas on Sunday night in an NFC Divisional Round game after finishing second in the conference.
Carthon came to San Francisco as director of personnel in 2017 and has been director of athletic personnel for the past two years. He also interviewed last year for the general manager opening at Chicago and the Giants.
He was a professional scout with Atlanta from 2008–2011. He played three years in the NFL with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent from 2004–06. He was a running back at the University of Florida. His father, Maurice, also played in the NFL and coached seven teams.