The Denver Broncos have hired Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton to be their new general manager, a source close to the situation confirmed to Yahoo Sports.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported his hiring first, adding Paton is finalizing a six-year deal with the Broncos. The team later confirmed the front-office hiring.
Among the candidates for the job, Paton beat reported finalist Terry Fontenot, the director of pro personnel with the New Orleans Saints. Paton and Fontenot received second interviews with the Broncos, although Paton’s most recent interview occurred in Denver while Fontenot’s happened by Zoom chat with the Saints still in the postseason.
In recent years, Paton has received a lot of interest from other prospective teams for their vacant GM spots. He has been picky and has interviewed only a handful of times.