Titans Complete Interview With Bills Senior Director of Pro Scouting Malik Boyd for General Manager Position


NASHVILLE – The Titans on Tuesday interviewed Bills Senior Director of Pro Scouting Malik Boyd for the team's General Manager position.

Boyd, in his 20th season in the NFL, was promoted to the role of Senior Director of Pro Scouting with the Bills following the 2020 season. He initially joined the Bills in 2017 after spending the previous 12 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, most recently as the Assistant Director of Pro Scouting since 2014.

Boyd also held the titles of Western Regional Scout (2014), Regional Scout (2008-12) and Area Scout (2005-07). He began his scouting career with the Indianapolis Colts in 2003, and he was named the NFC Scout of the Year in 2014 by the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

On Saturday, the Titans interviewed Bears Assistant General Manager Ian Cunningham and Cardinals Vice President/Player Personnel Quentin Harris for the GM position, one day after interviewing with Browns Assistant General Manager/VP of Player Personnel Glenn Cook and 49ers Director of Player Personnel Ran Carthon.

The Titans last week interviewed in-house candidates Ryan Cowden and Monti Ossenfort, who was hired on Monday as the next GM of the Cardinals.

Back on December 6, Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk made the decision to part ways with general manager Jon Robinson, who was hired prior to the 2016 season.

Strunk is leading the process of finding his replacement, and the plan is to interview a large number of candidates, including personnel evaluators across the NFL.

Strunk said a committee including herself, Kenneth S. Adams, IV from the ownership group, President and CEO Burke Nihill, Senior VP/Business Affairs and Chief Legal Officer Adolpho Birch III and Senior VP/General Counsel & Chief of Staff Dan Werly will be involved in the interviews.

"We want someone who is an exceptional talent evaluator, exceptional at roster building, and someone who is an excellent decision-maker," Strunk said in recent interview. "I also want someone who is a collaborator, someone who is able to find and build consensus to get to the best answers for the team, someone who is open to innovation and evaluating talent beyond the traditional avenues. Just really a talented person in all areas. But more than anything I want someone that can collaborate – that is super important to me, being able to find this person who can collaborate so we're all working together, rowing the same direction.

"I am excited about the process, and I am excited about finding the right person. I think this is going to be a great reset for us going forward, a chance to bring in new ideas, a new way of doing things."

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