Like it or not, the current regime is here to stay for the foreseeable future. The Falcons announced that they have extended the contracts of President Rich McKay, coach Mike Smith and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff.
McKay is the only member of the trio to receive a multiyear extension. His extension is good for four more years. Smith and Dimitroff have each received a one year extension.
This further confirms owner Arthur Blank's trust in the current brain trust. McKay has been with the organization since 2003, and was the team's general manager for five seasons. He became the team's president in 2008. McKay was reportedly being courted by Tampa Bay to return to Florida to become the team's general manager once again, but those rumors did not come to fruition. McKay is here to stay.
Dimitroff and Smith have been GM and coach respectively since 2008. Smith has a career record of 60-33 and is the Falcons franchise leader in wins as a coach. Under Dimitroff and Smith's leadership, the Falcons enjoyed five consecutive winning seasons, two division titles and one playoff victory.Read more... Join the Conversation...