"Titans tap 49ers' pro scout Carthon to lead front office"

The Tennessee Titans have hired San Francisco 49ers director of pro scouting, Ran Carthon, as their next general manager.

Carthon's hiring signals a new direction for the Titans and brings a wealth of experience from working in San Francisco, where he helped build one of the most impressive rosters in the NFL.

Carthon is a former NFL player and the son of a two-time Super Bowl winning fullback, bringing a unique background to the Titans front office.

During his tenure in San Francisco, Carthon managed the pro and advanced scouting departments and helped make decisions on player acquisition, retention, and release.

The 49ers have been one of the most active and willing trade partners in the NFL during Carthon's tenure, acquiring key players such as Jimmy Garoppolo, Trent Williams, Dee Ford, and Christian McCaffrey.

The 49ers have been less involved with splashy free agents in recent years, instead focusing on players nearing the end of their careers.

Carthon's experience working alongside 49ers' coach Kyle Shanahan gives him a personal connection with many of the NFL's most innovative minds and will help in filling the Titans' offensive coordinator vacancy.

Hiring a general manager from a successful organization doesn't guarantee success, but Carthon's experience and connections in the NFL make him a strong candidate to lead the Titans in a new direction.