FLOWERY BRANCH — David Caldwell, the Falcons’ director of player personnel, accepted the position of general manager with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday.
“Dave is a very bright, adept and organized talent evaluator,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “He has a very sound understanding of team building and player acquisition. Dave has been an integral member of our scouting department and has demonstrated excellent leadership as the director of college scouting and as the director of player personnel. I have complete confidence in Dave, and I know that he will excel in his new role as the general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars.”
Caldwell interviewed with the Jaguars three times. He was also had two interviews with the New York Jets for the same position.
Caldwell will replace Gene Smith and have to make a decision on head coach Mike Mularkey.
Caldwell was in his first season as the Falcons director of player personnel in 2012. He