The Denver Broncos have granted Kelly Kleine the post of executive director of football operations and special advisor to the general manager, making her the most important recruiting woman in NFL history.
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The one who will support DG George Paton, who arrived four months ago, was also present in the quarters of his new organization on Monday, according to the daily “Denver Post”. Among the Broncos, she will supervise, among other things, the work of those responsible for video and equipment, but will also be involved in player evaluation and preparation for the draft as well as the opening of the autonomy market.
“Kelly is a rising star in the NFL and we are fortunate to add someone of her status,” Paton said in a statement. She has a solid understanding of all aspects of football operations and athlete evaluation, while leveraging exceptional leadership qualities. She will be a tremendous resource thanks to her professional and collegial experience. ”
Kleine has worked with the Minnesota Vikings for the past few years, including serving as a recruiting assistant and later becoming a varsity screening coordinator in 2015. Then, in 2019 and 2020, she worked as a personnel officer for college players and recruiter.
The sports world has granted several important positions to women in recent months. In baseball, the Miami Marlins have named Kim Ng general manager. On Monday, the Toronto Maple Leafs hired, among other things, Quebecer Danielle Goyette as director of player development.