The Arizona Cardinals have hired Monti Ossenfort as their new general manager, the team announced Monday.
Ossenfort just wrapped up his third season as the Tennessee Titans‘ director of player personnel. Before joining Tennessee, he spent 15 seasons with New England Patriots, helping them to four Super Bowl titles.
“It was critically-important for us to find the right person to lead us as General Manager and there is no doubt in my mind that we have that in Monti Ossenfort,” Arizona owner Michael Bidwill said in a statement. “He possesses every attribute of a successful GM — passion, leadership, intelligence, work ethic — and his extensive experience has clearly prepared him for this role. We could not be more thrilled to have Monti and his family joining the Cardinals.”
Ossenfort replaces Steve Keim, who decided to “step away from his position in order to focus on his health” earlier this month.
The Cardinals went 4-13 this season, leading the team to fire Kliff Kingsbury as coach last week.