NFL front offices at the top

Our Future Power Rankings made it clear that front offices rule the day

Originally Published: May 29, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Ted ThompsonKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesTed Thompson's team-building philosophy has led the Green Bay Packers to great success recently.

Players and coaches come and go, but the organizations that win consistently in the NFL have a well-defined chain of command within the front office. It's not a big surprise -- winning isn't a great cause for change -- but usually there is a lot of stability within these organizations. That certainly holds true for the top seven teams in Insider's NFL Future Power Rankings. It starts with strong ownership and extends to the structure of the front office and coaching staff.

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.

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