May 21, 2024

Report: Patriots have complied with Rooney Rooney as to their G.M. search

When hiring a new head coach, the Patriots did n’t hire a new head of football operations. They are now concentrating on that occupation.

Given the position, conformity with the Rooney Rule is required. According to at least one record, that condition has been satisfied.

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe,” I’ve been told that the Patriots have now complied with the Rooney Rule regarding their G. M. scenario, so it’s not the reason they are going through an interview process. “

Conversations that would be considered in compliance with the law have not been reported. When a team requests permission to interview candidates for contracts with another teams, those typically become public. The Patriots would have had to interview candidates who are not currently employed by any other franchises or those who are already employed by the Patriots in order for this to happen without such demands being sent to the club, which is bound to be leaked.

Some in the group think Eliot Wolf should have accepted the position as a done deal. He only picked their subsequent franchise quarterback, according to a source who spoke on Monday, if the player develops as they hope he does. It would not make sense to assume leadership of a basketball team with such a large expenditure in Drake Maye from someone other than Wolf.

At a time when it seems like a fait accompli, recruiting candidates could be challenging if they had n’t already complied with the Rooney Rule. But they apparently have complied.

Certainly, it would be helpful to include transparency in that respect. That’s one of the advantages of the Rooney Rule. Majority candidates are linked to significant positions, laying the groundwork for consideration of those same candidates in the future. If no one knows who was interviewed,, it defeats one of the useful functions of the law.