Ozzie Newsome is attending his final NFL combine as the Baltimore Ravens' general manager, and there are certain numbers that reflect his excellence as the franchise's only No. 1 personnel executive.
Newsome has drafted two Hall of Fame players (a third, Ed Reed, should go to Canton next year), and he constructed two Super Bowl teams. He's selected 18 players who have reached the Pro Bowl in addition to three NFL Defensive Players of the Year, an Offensive Player of the Year and two Super Bowl MVPs.
Another impressive figure that puts Newsome's longevity into perspective is 149. That's the number of general managers and top personnel executives who have worked in the NFL since Newsome was given control of the Ravens' 53-man roster in 1996.
The only current primary decision-makers who precede Newsome are two owners: Mike Brown of the Cincinnati Bengals and Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys. Nearly three-quarters of the teams (23, to be exact) have had at least four general managers or top personnel executives in the past 22 seasons.
Newsome, a Hall of Fame tight end with the Cleveland Browns, came with the team as an executive when the franchise relocated to Baltimore in 1996. Since the Browns returned to the league in 1999, Cleveland has gone through the most general managers, with nine.
In early February, owner Steve Bisciotti announced Newsome would have one last season as general manager before longtime assistant Eric DeCosta replaces him. Newsome is scheduled to speak to reporters on Friday, which is his first news conference since that news broke.
Here are the number of general managers and top decision-makers who have been in the league (from most to least) during Newsome's run as Baltimore's general manager:
Cleveland Browns (9): Dwight Clark, Butch Davis, Phil Savage, George Kokinis, Tom Heckert, Michael Lombardi, Ray Farmer, Sashi Brown and John Dorsey
Miami Dolphins (8): Jimmy Johnson, Dave Wannstedt, Rick Spielman, Randy Mueller, Jeff Ireland, Bill Parcells, Dennis Hickey and Chris Grier
Seattle Seahawks (8): Randy Muller, Bob Whitsitt, Mike Holmgren, Bob Ferguson, Tim Russell, Ruston Webster, Pete Carroll and John Schneider
Buffalo Bills (7): John Butler, Tom Donahue, Marv Levy, Russ Brandon, Buddy Nix, Doug Whaley and Brandon Beane
New York Jets (7): Dick Haley, Rich Kotite, Bill Parcells, Terry Bradway, Mike Tannenbaum, John Idzik and Mike Maccagnan
Washington Redskins (7): Charley Casserly, Vinny Cerrato, Marty Schottenheimer, Joe Mendes, Mike Shanahan, Bruce Allen and Scot McCloughan
Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (7): Steve Ortmayer, Dick Vermeil, Charley Armey, Jay Zygmunt, Billy Devaney, Jeff Fisher and Les Snead
Philadelphia Eagles (6): Ray Rhodes, Tom Modrak, Andy Reid, Tom Heckert, Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly
Denver Broncos (6): John Beake, Neal Dahlen, Ted Sundquist, Jim Goodman, Brian Xanders and John Elway
San Francisco 49ers (6): Carmen Policy, Dwight Clark, Terry Donahue, Scot McCloughan, Trent Baalke and John Lynch
Minnesota Vikings (6): Jeff Diamond, Tim Connolly, Dennis Green, Rob Brzezinski, Fran Foley and Rick Spielman
Indianapolis Colts (5): Bill Tobin, Bill Polian, Chris Polian, Ryan Grigson and Chris Ballard
Chicago Bears (5): Rod Graves, Mark Hatley, Jerry Angelo, Phil Emery and Ryan Pace
Carolina Panthers (5): Bill Polian, Dom Capers, Marty Hurney, George Seifert and Dave Gettleman
Atlanta Falcons (5): Ken Herock, Dan Reeves, Harold Richardson, Rich McKay and Thomas Dimitroff
Detroit Lions (5): Chuck Schmidt, Matt Millen, Martin Mayhew, Sheldon White and Bob Quinn
Jacksonville Jaguars (4): Tom Coughlin, James Harris, Gene Smith and David Caldwell
Tennessee Titans (4): Floyd Reese, Mike Reinfeldt, Ruston Webster, Jon Robinson
Kansas City Chiefs (4): Carl Peterson, Scott Pioli, John Dorsey and Brett Veach
Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers (4): Bobby Beathard, John Butler, A.J. Smith and Tom Telesco
Green Bay Packers (4): Ron Wolf, Mike Sherman, Ted Thompson and Brian Gutekunst
New York Giants (4): George Young, Ernie Accorsi, Jerry Reese and Dave Gettleman
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4): Rich McKay, Bruce Allen, Mark Dominik and Jason Licht
Arizona Cardinals (3): Bob Ferguson, Rod Graves and Steve Keim
New England Patriots (3): Bill Parcells, Bobby Grier and Bill Belichick
Oakland Raiders (3): Al Davis, Hue Jackson and Reggie McKenzie
Houston Texans (3): Charley Casserly, Rick Smith and Brian Gaine
New Orleans Saints (3): Bill Kuharich, Randy Mueller and Mickey Loomis
Pittsburgh Steelers (2): Tom Donahue and Kevin Colbert
Cincinnati Bengals (1): Mike Brown
Dallas Cowboys (1): Jerry Jones