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    Ted Sundquist

    Sleeper Candidate


    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
    Keep hearing former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist was particularly impressive last Thursday when interviewing for Jets GM job. Sleeper candidate.

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    We darkhorse nation?

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    Thoughts on Ted Sundquist? Could this be our guy?

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    Carl Mathew Theodore "Ted" Sundquist II (born May 1, 1962) is an American football player, manager and commentator. He spent sixteen years working in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos franchise. Sundquist was hired in 1992 as the Player Personnel Assistant, and two years later promoted to Director of College Scouting. In 2001, Pat Bowlen promoted Sundquist to General Manager.
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    Sundquist was born in Houston, Texas and attended Spring Woods High School in Houston, Texas, where he played football, and was a teammate of future Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens.
    College football

    Sundquist graduated in 1984 from of the United States Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he played fullback for the Falcon football team. He was team captain in 1983. The Falcons had bowl victories over Vanderbilt (1982 Hall of Fame Bowl) & Mississippi (1983 Independence Bowl) while Sundquist was on the team. Sundquist returned to Air Force as an assistant coach in 1989, and named head coach of the United States Air Force Academy Prep School from 1990 to 1992.

    Bobsled

    During his posting in Berlin, Sundquist trained for and became a member of the 1984-1988 U.S. National Bobsled Team. Sundquist competed in the 1988 Olympic trials, but they were cut short due to a shoulder injury.[1]
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    Denver Broncos
    Sundquist joined the Broncos in 1993 as a scout as Player Personnel Assistant (1992-1994), Director of Scouting from 1995-2001 and then promoted to General Manager.
    At the age of 33 Sundquist served as College Scouting Director and was in that role during the Broncos' back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 1997 and 1998. He supervised pro and college scouting, and was responsible for salary cap and contract analysis. Sundquist was promoted to GM in 2002 by owner Pat Bowlen after being pursued by both the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons organizations. He was also a finalist for the President position with the Seattle Seahawks in 2004. He started at GM with five consecutive winning seasons, a franchise record. Sundquist left the Broncos following a 7-9 record in 2007 Denver Broncos season.[1]



    Recruited athletes
    During his tenure, Sundquist helped Denver land players such as John Lynch, Daniel Graham, Al Wilson, John Mobley, Brandon Marshall, Mike Anderson, Olandis Gary, Clinton Portis (WAS), Reggie Hayward (JAX), Trevor Pryce (BAL), Brian Griese (TB), Deltha O'Neal (NE), and Nick Harris (DET). Sundquist was known[by whom?] for being one of the more active GMs in player acquisition through drafting, signing free agents and trades.
    Under Sundquist, the Broncos became one of the league's most active traders. His most notable move came just before the 2004 season, when he dealt star running back Clinton Portis to the Washington Redskins in exchange for cornerback Champ Bailey, another to obtain Dre Bly from the Detroit Lions, and a No. 2 draft pick that turned out to be Tatum Bell. He also engineered a 2006 draft-day deal with St. Louis allowing Denver to move from the No. 29 overall pick to No. 11, where they selected Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler. As a result, Sundquist's GM term was the start of a franchise-record five consecutive winning seasons. [1]

    Post-Broncos career
    In the 2008-2009 football season, Sundquist worked as an expert analyst and editorial commentator with Profootballtalk.com.[2] Also, in early 2009, Sundquist was mentioned in several general manager searches across the National Football League, and it was reported that he was interested in interviewing with Cleveland Cleveland Browns for their open General Manager position.[3]

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    This is the right move. Make it happen jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by persiussa View Post
    This is the right move. Make it happen jets.
    Based on what exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthTown View Post
    Based on what exactly?
    His track record in Denver.

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    He seems to have a very successful track record. I would certainly choose him over Angelo or Cohen.

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    He was on the bobsled team. Hire this guy.

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    He'd absolutely be better than Angelo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Swanson View Post
    He'd absolutely be better than Angelo.
    That is not saying much, Angelo is a bum. None the less, he would be a very good hire.

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    Check out his website

    http://tedsundquist38.com/

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    Anyone who was almost Olympic bobsledder until he last minute penningtonned his shoulder deserves to be GM for the NYJ





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    @RUSSLANDE: @AdamSchefter - Sundquist is a very smart football man with outstanding character. Would be a great choice for Jets.

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    He has an impressive track record. the problem is that I'm skeptical about hiring ex-GM's.

    If they are so good, why did aren't they still employed?

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    So why didn't he get a second interview?

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    Of all the guys left, he is probably my favorite candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King P View Post
    He has an impressive track record. the problem is that I'm skeptical about hiring ex-GM's.

    If they are so good, why did aren't they still employed?
    This individual had only one losing season ever as GM. He was pursued by the Browns before they hired Heckert, but he turned them down supposedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King P View Post
    He has an impressive track record. the problem is that I'm skeptical about hiring ex-GM's.

    If they are so good, why did aren't they still employed?
    In Sundquist's case he was part of the transference when Elway took over the team. He was like Mike Shanahan in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King P View Post
    He has an impressive track record. the problem is that I'm skeptical about hiring ex-GM's.

    If they are so good, why did aren't they still employed?
    He was let go at the same time as shanahan so Denver could start a whole new regime.

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