Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Like Caldwell, Telesco a Polian protégé
By Paul Kuharsky
Two GM jobs have been filled in the last two days, and two guys who worked for Bill Polian in Indianapolis got the jobs.
First David Caldwell moved from the Falcons' front office to Jacksonville to replace the fired Gene Smith. Now Tom Telesco, who stayed on in the Colts' front office with Ryan Grigson after Polian was fired last year, is the new GM of the San Diego Chargers.
Telesco will be introduced this afternoon.
He spent 15 years with the Colts, and under Grigson was promoted to vice president of football operations. For six years before that he was director of player personnel
I don’t know Telesco at all, but have consistently heard good things about him and his ability to evaluate talent. Not all quality talent evaluators turn out to be good GMs, so tracking the Chargers going forward will be an interesting storyline, like with all the teams installing new regimes.
Bruce Arians is a candidate for the Chargers’ vacant head-coaching job. Will Telesco help get a guy he worked with in 2012 the big job?
More to come in the coming days.