The Tennessee Titans hire a Packers staff member Wednesday
The Tennessee Titans are restructuring a few positions this offseason. A longtime Green Bay Packers front office member will join a Titans team looking to get back to the playoffs after a disappointing 2022 season where they missed the playoffs. They recently announced they promoted offensive coordinator Tim Kelly on Tuesday.
On Wednesday morning, Albert Breer reported that Packers personnel/football administration executive Chad Brinker would become the Tennessee Titans’ new assistant general manager.
Source: The Titans are hiring Packers personnel/football admin. exec Chad Brinker as their new assistant GM. Brinker's got an incredibly diverse skill set, and has been on our future GM list the last two years.
He'll be part of a Cleveland-like model under new GM Ran Carthon.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 8, 2023
According to the Packers website, Brinker was with the Packers for 13 seasons. His most recent job involved helping the Packers find talent with unrestricted free agents and undrafted free agents:
“Chad Brinker enters his 13th season with the Packers and second as personnel/football administration executive. He was promoted to his current position on Jan. 22, 2021, after spending three seasons as assistant director of pro scouting/salary cap analyst. Brinker originally came to Green Bay as a scouting assistant in January 2010 before spending six seasons (2012-17) as a pro scout.
In his current role, Brinker helps direct the Packers’ pro personnel department, which develops and executes the team’s strategy for unrestricted free agency and the undrafted free agent process while also conducting year-round analysis of talent on other NFL rosters. His scope of work also includes scouting future opponents, managing free-agent visits and tryouts and monitoring NFL transactions.”
The Packers need to fill Brinker’s absence promptly
Brinker’s absence will be a huge hole for the Packers to fill this offseason. They already need a defensive backs coach this offseason. Brinker’s replacement will inherit a vital role as the Packers head into a free-agency period with limited cap space and a team that could attempt to reload into a championship contender with Aaron Rodgers next season.