Rams Director of Scouting Brad Holmes Emerges as Hot GM Candidate

For some NFL teams, the offseason has already started. Two such teams, the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons, have already put on a full-court press in search of a new general manager.

The Lions announced three interviewees on Wednesday — former Houston Texans GM Rick Smith, former Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli and former Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff. Now, a new contender has emerged for both the Lions and Falcons.

According to ESPN’s Lindsay Thiry, both franchises will interview Los Angeles Rams director of college scouting, Brad Holmes.

Per Thiry, “Holmes helped construct a roster that won consecutive division titles in 2017 and 2018, made an appearance in Super Bowl LIII and is on the brink of clinching a third playoff berth in four seasons in 2020.”

Both the Lions and Falcons also need a new head coach, but generally, organizations hire a GM first and then let him bring in his own guy. Apparently, Holmes will have a chance to be that guy for a couple of teams.

The Rams (9-5) are fighting for their playoff lives, heading into Sunday’s big matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. The Lions (5-9) and Falcons (4-10) are already out of the playoff race.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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