After hiring Ryan Pace as General Manager of the Chicago Bears, Fontenot began working closely with the director of college scouts, former Dolphins GM, Jeff Ireland, Loomis, and head coach Sean Payton to develop a versatile group that could identify the right players for the team. Mold, whether they are listed on NFL roster, coaching teams, free agents, college players, or otherwise.
Fontenot then became Loomis’ right hand in 2020 when his role expanded to become Assistant Vice President / General Manager for Professional Staff.
“For the past 18 years, I have been recognized and blessed with the opportunity to learn and grow within a great organization,” said Fontenot. “I don’t have the words to express my thanks and gratitude to the late Mr. Benson, Mrs. Benson, Mickey Loomis, Dennis Lucha, Coach Payton, and the entire family of Saints. Without their guidance and direction, I would not be in the position that I am today, and we are grateful for everything they have given our family nearly Two decades ago.
“Given their leadership and the opportunities they provided me, I have been selective about the direction my career will take, focusing on organizations that align with my principles and goals. With the Atlanta Falcons, I found the perfect opportunity for the next steps for the family. I feel proud and grateful that Arthur Plank and Rich McKay gave me this privilege. “I look forward to working alongside the two, Arthur Smith and our entire organization as we strive together to reach our competitive goals and give us the admirers of the performance they deserve. My family and I are excited to build our new home in Atlanta and look forward to meeting our fellow Falcon fans.”