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Falcons GM and head coach rumor and interview tracker

Atlanta is compiling a list of candidates experienced and up-and-coming, intriguing and concerning, and we’ll wrap up all of them right here.

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As the rumors heat up around the Falcons general manager and head coach jobs, it’ll be hard to keep track of all the candidates. To combat that, we’re setting up this tracker, which will keep all the confirmed interviews and rumored interest in one place as a one-stop shop for the ever-growing list of guys the Falcons are interested in.

Below, you’ll find links to our coverage of interviewed and rumored candidates for both the general manager and head coach vacancies for the Falcons, as well as relevant experience and some very useful in-depth looks at each candidate from We’ll update this as often as we’re able.

General Manager

Second interview

Brad Holmes (Rams Director of College Scouting, 2013-Present) | Profile


Rick Smith (Texans GM/EVP, 2006-2017) | Profile

Terry Fontenot (Saints VP/Assistant GM, 2020; Saints Director of Pro Scouting (2014-2019) | Profile

Anthony Robinson (Falcons Scouting/Director of College Scouting, 2008-Present) | Profile

Not a finalist

Morocco Brown (Colts Director of College Scouting, 2017-Present)

Rumored/never interviewed

Louis Riddick (ESPN Analyst 2014-Present; Eagles Director of Pro Personnel, 2010-2013) | Profile

Jerry Reese (Giants GM, 2007-2017)

Reggie McKenzie (Dolphins Senior Personnel Executive, 2019-Present; Raiders GM, 2012-2018) | Profile

Champ Kelly (Bears Assistant Director of Player Personnel, 2017-Present; Bears Director of Pro Scouting, 2015-2016) | Profile

George Paton (Vikings Assistant GM; involved with team since 2007)

Joe Schoen (Bills Assistant GM, 2017-Present)

Head Coach

Second interview

Arthur Smith (Titans Offensive Coordinator, 2019-Present; Titans TE Coach 2016-2018)


Raheem Morris (Falcons Interim Head Coach, 2020; Falcons Assistant Head Coach, 2016-2019)

Eric Bieniemy (Chiefs Offensive Coordinator, 2018-Present; Chiefs RB Coach 2013-2017)

Robert Saleh (49ers Defensive Coordinator, 2017-Present)

Joe Brady (Panthers Offensive Coordinator, 2020; LSU Passing Game Coordinator 2019)

Todd Bowles (Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator, 2019-Present; Jets Head Coach, 2015-2018) | Profile

Nathaniel Hackett (Packers Offensive Coordinator, 2019-Present; Jaguars OC 2016-2018)

Rumored/not interviewed

Brandon Staley (Rams Defensive Coordinator, 2020-Present; Broncos OLB Coach, 2019)