The Tennessee Titans have a new general manager, who provided a brilliant blueprint in the way of getting noticed by teams.
Ran Carthon has been announced as the Titans’ GM, and he has already provided an excellent soundbite.
After going undrafted in 2004, Ran Carthon says he knew he wasn't cut out to make it in the NFL.
Still, he used to take workouts with teams just to meet their GMs, get their business cards, and express his interest in scouting.
Now, he's the GM of the Titans.
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Despite his early understanding that he wasn’t going to make it in the NFL, Carthon pressed on.
He used the platform of NFL workouts to meet with general managers around the league, marketing himself as a potential scout for the organization.
All of the hustling worked, considering that he has accepted a GM job at the age of 41 years old.
Before joining the Titans, Carthon worked at the executive level for the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers as a director of player personnel.
Now, he will get the chance to lead the Titans’ front office.
The Titans have found varying levels of success in the past six years, making the playoffs in four of those seasons.
However, the Titans have never won the Super Bowl, and the team is itching to get back to the title game.
The Titans’ only franchise appearance in the Super Bowl happened in 1999 when they ended up losing to the St. Louis Rams.
Unfortunately for the Titans, the AFC is only getting more difficult, and they will need to make significant improvements if they want to compete.
Fortunately for the Titans, however, besides the Jacksonville Jaguars, their division is relatively easy.
The Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans are still in rebuilding mode, and the Titans could contend for a divisional title next season with a few changes.NEXT: Titans Punter Posts Message After Being A Pro Bowl Snub