Former Florida running back hired as Tennessee Titans' new GM, per report
The Tennessee Titans are reportedly making former Florida running back Ran Carthon one of the youngest general managers in the NFL.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Titans have finalized a deal to hire Carthon as the franchise’s next GM. Carthon takes over after serving as the director of pro personnel for five seasons with the 49ers before being elevated to director of player personnel two years ago. The Niners went to a Super Bowl and played in two NFC Championship games during his time with the club.
At just 41 years old, Carthon becomes one of the youngest GMs in the NFL.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2023
Carthon was a running back for the Gators in the early 2000s. He played in a reserve role as a freshman and sophomore during the 2000 and 2001 seasons, then took a more expanded role in the backfield during his final two years.
He backed up Earnest Graham in 2002 but still managed 563 yards and five scores on 105 carries. Then took over as the lead back in 2003. He left Gainesville with 1,353 career rushing yards and 11 touchdowns and began his career as an undrafted rookie with the Indianapolis Colts.
Carthon was with the Colts through the 2006 campaign, then emerged as a scout with the Atlanta Falcons in 2008.