Report: Titans hire 49ers' Carthon as next general manager


Ran Carthon is moving on after seven years with the 49ers.

ESPN's Dianna Russini reported Tuesday, citing sources, that the Tennessee Titans are hiring Carthon to be their next general manager. Carthon is finishing his second season as the 49ers' direct of player personnel. 

Carthon has been a mainstay on general manager John Lynch's staff since he arrived in 2017, serving as the 49ers' director of pro personnel for five seasons before being promoted to director of player personnel in 2021.

The Titans fired general manager Jon Robinson in early December after seven seasons. Tennessee has made the playoffs four times in the last six years but lost the final seven games of the 2022 NFL season and missed the playoffs.

Carthon joins a growing list of current NFL general managers who once worked under Lynch. Martin Mayhew (Washington Commanders) and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (Minnesota Vikings) both have roots in the 49ers' front office tree.

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As a result, the 49ers will receive two future compensatory third-round draft picks for losing a minority executive to another general manager position.

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