Will McClay, Cowboys EVP of player personnel: McClay has been the engine that makes the personnel department go the last several years. He’s logged 18 years in the NFL.
Ryan Poles, Chiefs executive director of player personnel: He’s been with the Chiefs for more than a decade and has played a large role in Kansas City’s drafts recently.
JoJo Wooden, Chargers director of player personnel: He’s been running the successful player personnel department with the Chargers since 2013 under GM Tom Telesco. The Chiefs, Patriots, Buccaneers and Panthers are the four teams awarded Germany, and they can all begin activations there beginning on New Year’s Day.
Germany’s the next frontier for the NFL. An international game will be played there in the coming years, the Super Bowl rated well there despite being played overnight, the old World League set up a great base there and it’s the third-biggest Madden market in the world behind the U.S. and Canada.