Nashville, Tenn. – The Titans have named Ran Carthon, the San Francisco 49ers’ director of player personnel, as their new general manager, sources tell ESPN’s Diana Rossini and Jeff Darlington on Tuesday.
Karthon interviewed for the job Friday with a panel of Titans executives, including controlling owner Amy Adams-Strunk. He brings 15 years of experience to the Titans.
During his tenure at San Francisco, Carthon served as director of professional personnel for five seasons with the 49ers before being promoted to director of player personnel two seasons earlier. The 49ers went to the Super Bowl and played in two NFC Championship Games during that span.
Karthon, 41, joined the 49ers after spending five seasons (2012 to 2016) as the director of professional personnel for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams. Carthon also spent four seasons (2008 to 2011) as a professional scout with the Atlanta Falcons. He broke into the league as a rookie with the Indianapolis Colts in 2004 and played with the club during the 2006 campaign.
The 49ers will receive compensatory third-round picks in the next two drafts as part of Rooney Rule incentives for teams to develop minority coach and GM candidates.
The Giants fired General Manager John Robinson in November due to disillusionment with the general direction of the Crew. As the reason, Carthon would be tasked with turning things around in favor of the Titans who finished the season on a seven-game winning streak, resulting in a 7-10 record.
Carthon is the son of two-time Super Bowl champion and former New York Giants running back Maurice Carthon, who also spent time as the NFL’s offensive coordinator.
Karthon’s appointment comes a day after Titans head of personnel Monty Ossenfurt was named the new general manager of the Arizona Cardinals. Ossenfurt also interviewed the GM job titans.
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