Numbers don't add up for GMs

Even in salary-cap era, 'football men' are favored over financial experts

Originally Published: June 30, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Virtually every personnel move in the NFL includes an economic component of some sort. But even as the salary cap commands such a prominent role in player movement, the league still values defensive backs ahead of greenbacks in some ways.

At least when it comes to general managers. Unlike in Major League Baseball -- in which more than one-quarter of the game's current general managers possess a background specializing in finances, computer science or even public relations -- the ...

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