The Denver Broncos on Tuesday announced several appointments to their Football Operations Department, including the naming of Jim Goodman as Vice President of Football Operations / Player Personnel and the hiring of Brian Xanders as Assistant General Manager.
Goodman served as the Broncos’ Director of Player Personnel for the previous two years and has worked in the club’s personnel department for the last 10 seasons. He will oversee the day-to-day football operations of the organization and will continue to manage the Broncos’ overall scouting process. Goodman also coordinates the Broncos’ draft preparations and is involved in the evaluation and acquisition of both pro and college players.
Xanders joins the Broncos after spending the last 14 seasons with Atlanta, where he served as the Falcons’ Director of Football Administration / Player Personnel Analyst during the 2007 season. A former linebacker at Florida State University who owns a master’s degree in business administration from the school, Xanders is responsible for long and short-term strategic planning of the Broncos’ salary cap along with assisting in overall personnel department matters.
He will work directly with Broncos Assistant General Manager Jeff Goodman, who oversees pro personnel and handles contract negotiations along with roster management for the club.