Rating General Managers in the NFL Draft
- The first two columns are self-explanatory.
- The third column cannot be greater than 10 (representing the 10 years studied) and represents the total number of seasons spent as a General Manager from 2005 through 2014.
- The next column cannot be greater than the preceding one and represents the number of years spent as General Manager of the current team during the 10-year time period.
- The “Average Annual Surplus (Deficit)” column was calculated as explained above and the table is sorted by those values
- The final column represents the other teams for which the person served as General Manager during the 10-year period.
- Six teams have had the same General Manager for at least the past 10 seasons
- Almost half the teams (14) are within 10 games per season of the average
- Scot McCloughan left the 49ers for “mutual reasons” and went on to serve as an advisor to John Schneider, the #2 rated General Manager, for four drafts
- Mike Maccagnan, the Jets’ new General Manager, came from the Houston Texans where he was Director of College Scouting