The Ravens have always thought of their Director of Player Personnel, Eric DeCosta, as the guy that will eventually succeed General Manager Ozzie Newsome. DeCosta has been with the Ravens since they have been in existence and has turned down GM jobs in other cities to stay in Baltimore.
But Albert Breer of the NFL Network is reporting that DeCosta is enticed by some of the openings that have become available after the regular season came to a close this week. With Jerry Angelo out in Chicago and Bill and Chris Polian out in Indianapolis, the loyal DeCosta could hit the road after this season.
Breer points out that DeCosta has “been taken care of contractually,” which is a nice way of saying that Steve Bisciotti has overpaid to keep him on board. He’s married to a married native and “his young family is entrenched in the area.”
Still, the opportunity to take over a big NFL franchise like Chicago or Indy doesn’t come around often. If owners are beating down the door for DeCosta, he’d be dumb not to at least listen to an offer.