The Jets now have a fifth candidate for their vacant general manager job. The team has requested an interview with Terry Fontenot of the Saints according to Ian Rapoport.
The #Jets added a 5th name to their GM search: NYJ has put a request in for #Saints Director of Pro Scouting Terry Fontenot, sources say. Under-the-radar, but Fontenot has a great reputation and along with Sean Payton & Jeff Ireland, has helped NO drastically improve its roster.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 29, 2019
From his biography on the Saints official website:
Fontenot spent seven seasons as a pro scout before his promotion, where his responsibilities included evaluating and rating current professional players and preparing the club for acquisitions through free agency or the waiver wire. He would also assist in the team’s draft preparations and the weekly advance scouting of upcoming opponents.
Fontenot has held multiple positions in the scouting department, including as a pro scouting assistant – where he helped evaluate free agents, track player movement, studied film and aided in the planning for the NFL Draft – and as an assistant in player personnel.
In 2012, he was selected by the club to attend the Stanford Business School’s Executive Education NFL-Stanford Program for Managers, an education program and honor known across the league as an important training ground for promising executives.
He joins Joe Douglas, Champ Kelly, Scott Fitterer, and George Paton as candidates for the job.