Atlanta Falcons

Falcons Hire Terry Fontenot as New GM

The Atlanta Falcons have officially hired Terry Fontenot as their new General Manager. Fontenot joins Atlanta after working in the New Orleans Saints organization for the last 18 years.

Fontenot has helped the Saints to their most successful stint in the franchise’s existence including a Super Bowl win in 2010.

Fontenot served as director of scouting for the Saints and was most recently assistant general manager for pro personnel.

It was rumored last week that the deal was done, and it would be announced once the New Orleans Saints season was over.

Those rumors were solidified when the Falcons hired Arthur Smith to be the head coach with the prevailing thought that the new general manager blessed the hire and Smith knew who he would be working with.

Fontenot comes to the Falcons needing to work with a tough salary cap situation, but there is a core of talented players and the No. 4 draft pick to work with in April’s NFL Draft.

Will Fontenot try and get the next franchise quarterback as Matt Ryan will turn 36 before next season, solidify the offensive line, shore up a leaky pass defense?

All questions the Falcons need to answer if they are going to turn the team around from a 4-12 2020 season.

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.