NASHVILLE – The Titans have finalized the team's football structure.
Ran Carthon has been promoted to Executive Vice President/General Manager, and Chad Brinker has been promoted to President of Football Operations.
The news comes on the same day the Titans announced Brian Callahan as the team’s new football coach.
As Executive Vice President/General Manager, Carthon's duties will expand to include all areas that impact the football team: roster control, team activities and personnel decisions including draft and free agency acquisitions, oversight of Callahan and his coaching staff, scouting, sports medicine, and player engagement.
"Over the past year, Ran has impressed me and our staff with his innovative approach to roster building," said Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. "Ran's exceptional reputation around the league as a talent evaluator and culture builder was a clear competitive advantage during last year's free agency and draft process, as well as our recent search for a head coach. Simply put, Ran Carthon makes the Tennessee Titans a destination for the league's top talent. By expanding his role to include full roster control and oversight of the coaching staff, our organization will now benefit more completely from Ran's unique ability to build and lead a championship-caliber football team."
As President of Football Operations, a new role for the organization, Brinker will provide executive leadership and support for the entire football side of the organization. His day-to-day responsibilities will include direct oversight of the football departments that address salary cap management; analytics and strategy; communications and information systems; and team operations including security, video, equipment, and grounds. Brinker will also continue to provide scouting evaluations of top talent in both college and the NFL.
"This is not my father's NFL," said Amy Adams Strunk. "As our league continues to evolve in areas like analytics, sports science, and technology, football organizations have become more complex and multifaceted. I want our football operation to be at the forefront of the NFL as teams continue to find new competitive advantages. In this new role, Chad will blend his executive experience with his strengths in football and scouting to ensure our football operation continues to innovate and grow as new opportunities emerge. Chad's oversight of these areas will allow Ran to focus his full attention and energy on building and leading a championship football team."
Carthon was initially hired as the team's General Manager last January after spending six seasons (2017-2022) with the San Francisco 49ers, including his last two years with the team as Director of Player Personnel.
Brinker joined the team last February as Assistant General Manager, Strategy after spending 13 seasons with the Green Bay Packers.