The names of the candidates the Colts are interested in for their vacant general manager position are starting to come in, as we already knew about Jimmy Raye III, this morning the USA Today’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Colts have requested interviews with Seattle executives Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer, and now we can add yet another name to the list.
According to both ESPN’s Adam Schefter and the USA Today’s Tom Pelissero, the Colts have requested to interview George Paton for the job as well. Paton is the Minnesota Vikings’ assistant GM and has been with the team for the last ten years.
Reportedly, Paton is the frontrunner for the GM opening with the San Francisco 49ers, and he’s another guy who’s well-regarded around the NFL. Though the Vikings were just 8-8 this season, they’ve put together a team that - when healthy - has quite a bit of talent.
It’s expected that Jim Irsay will complete some of these interviews this week at the Senior Bowl, if granted permission, and we know that the owner has a list of people he’s interested in and wants to talk to. So far, we know that Jimmy Raye, Trent Kirchner, Scott Fitterer, and George Paton are on that list, and that’s a pretty good start for the Colts with several others sure to follow.