AFC West: Floyd Reese
The Broncos haven’t begun their search process and it will likely extend into the offseason. There will be plenty of time to examine potential candidates. But here is a starter list of potential general manager candidates if Denver goes that route:
Charlie Casserly: Former Houston executive now works in TV.
Ronnie Hill: Former Broncos scout who was an executive with Atlanta. He works in the NFL office.
Steve Keim: He is an Arizona executive. He is well respected around the league.
Omar Khan: Pittsburgh executive a top young name around the league.
Randy Mueller: An executive with the Chargers. Mueller has extensive NFL leadership experience.
Jimmy Raye III: Current executive in San Diego has been a candidate for previous leadership roles.
Floyd Reese: New England executive has an abundant amount of NFL experience.
Marc Ross: Giants executive who interviewed in Seattle in January.
Ted Sundquist: Former Denver general manager was fired by Mike Shanahan, but he was respected while with Denver.
Dough Whaley: Buffalo assistant general manager is a hot name in league circles.
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Here is a list of some potential successors, in alphabetical order, to Carl Peterson in Kansas City as general manager:
- Terry Bradway, New York Jets
Why: He knows the system well in Kansas City.
- Greg Gabriel, Chicago Bears.
Why: Many in the league think the college draft standout is ready to run a team.
- Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals
Why: Many people in the league think he's ready to be a star.
- Reggie McKenzie, Green Bay Packers
Why: He has been part of a good thing in Green Bay and he could get a long look.
- Randy Mueller, San Diego Chargers
Why: He has built teams in the past.
- Scott Pioli, New England Patriots
Why: Simple: He's the GM prize.
- Floyd Reese, ESPN
Why: Former Titans general manager is a seasoned vet.
- Ted Sundquist, former Denver general manager.
Why: His knowledge of the AFC West would be valuable.