Titans Hire Former Packers Executive Chad Brinker as Assistant General Manager


NASHVILLE – The Titans have hired former Packers executive Chad Brinker as the team's assistant general manager.

Brinker just finished his 13th season with the Packers and second as personnel/football administration executive. He was promoted to that position in January 2021 after spending three seasons as assistant director of pro scouting/salary cap analyst. Brinker originally joined the Packers as a scouting assistant in January 2010 before spending six seasons (2012-17) as a pro scout.

"Chad brings a unique skill set to our franchise," Titans General Manager Ran Carthon said. "He has touched every facet of the personnel department – working in pro personnel, college scouting, cap management and analytics. We are excited to add his knowledge and experience to our evolving personnel group."

According to the Packers media guide, in his most recent role Brinker helped direct the Packers' pro personnel department, which develops and executes the team's strategy for unrestricted free agency and the undrafted free agent process while also conducting year-round analysis of talent on other NFL rosters. His scope of work also included scouting future opponents, managing free agent visits and tryouts and monitoring NFL transactions.

Brinker also worked with Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst and Executive Vice President/Director of Football Operations Russ Ball to incorporate long-range planning processes in areas such as player contract research and negotiation, salary-cap administration, roster management and the day-to-day operations of the player personnel department.

Prior to his current role, the Packers media guide said Brinker served under former GM Ted Thompson for eight seasons, and in addition to his pro scouting duties, Brinker was also responsible for making 10-15 college visits each fall and attending college all-star games and pro days to evaluate draft-eligible prospects.

Brinker, who entered the NFL in 2003 as an undrafted free-agent running back with the New York Jets, was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference selection at Ohio University at running back and he also competed for the Bobcats' track team.

Related Content

Fan Zone

Titans + Nissan Stadium App

Titans + Nissan Stadium App

Stay up to date with team and stadium news, concert and event announcements, stream live Titans games and more!

Tennessee Titans Marketplace

Tennessee Titans Marketplace

A one-stop shop for Titans memorabilia, autographed items and more!

Tennessee Titans Email Newsletter

Tennessee Titans Email Newsletter

Get Titans news sent straight to your inbox.