Yo Guys lets take a look at 5 Best NFL General Managers Ranking Wise
Keeping in mind that no one knows exactly how the 2016 NFL season will ultimately pan out, we decided to evaluate and rank the top five GMs in the business. While pulling off splashy trades and making calculated picks on draft day may be the most glorified aspect of the GM position, there is actually a lot more that goes into being a top-notch General Manager than just putting together a solid draft class.
1. Bill Belichick of New England Patriots
This kind of goes without saying, but as long as Belichick is running the show in New England, the Patriots will likely be legitimate Super Bowl contenders. His greatness as a personnel executive is evidenced by the facts that the Patriots are never in salary cap trouble, they rarely have a “bad” contract on their books, they are constantly finding late-round and undrafted free agent steals, and they regularly get the best of their competition in draft day trades
2. John Elway of Denver Broncos
He has made a name for himself as arguably the best free-agent recruiter in recent NFL history by attracting and signing players such as quarterback Peyton Manning, who many would argue was the single greatest free-agent signing in league history, cornerback Aqib Talib, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, safety T.J. Ward, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, offensive guard Louis Vasquez, linebacker Brandon Marshall, and offensive tackle Russell Okung.
Elway and the Broncos have had quite a bit of roster turnover this offseason, but there is no doubting that they will continue to be one of the AFC’s premier franchises with “the Duke” at the helm. If you doubt that, consider the draft day trade that brought Paxton Lynch, hopefully the Mile High City’s quarterback of the future, to Denver.
3. John Schneider of Seattle Seahawks
Schneider has built the Seahawks into a bona fide NFL juggernaut by establishing himself as the best GM in the business when it comes finding middle- and late-round draft steals.
On top of his ability to find players who have slipped through the cracks, Schneider has also proven to be outstanding when it comes to handling the team’s salary cap. All said, with the roster foundation that Schneider has set, the Seahawks are going to be Super Bowl contenders for several years to come.
4. Ozzie Newsome of Baltimore Ravens
During his reign in Baltimore, Newsome has built two Super Bowl-winning rosters; he has drafted 17 players and signed three undrafted free agents who have developed into Pro Bowlers; and he has hired two incredibly successful head coaches in Brian Billick and John Harbaugh.
no team in the league has had more money spent on their players over the last seven years than the Ravens — something that speaks volumes about how highly the rest of the league values Baltimore’s players.
5. Ted Thompson of Green Bay Packers
Regardless of how the rest of his tenure as the GM in Green Bay plays out, Thompson will always be remembered as the guy who not only drafted quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but who also knew when the time was right to turn to Rodgers and move on from Hall of Fame signal caller Brett Favre.
Don’t be surprised if the Packers win another Super Bowl title while Thompson is still calling the shots.