Think about any job you’ve had. You probably went through some sort of lengthy interview process. Perhaps there were writing tests or screen tests. Likely, multiple. You may have 3-4 interviews before you eventually get hired. On this website, we usually have prospective employees blog for a few days or weeks (in some cases, months) before hiring them.
At ESPN, the interview process some have described is legendary – you’ll get shuttled into meetings with as many as a eight different people in a day.
In the NFL, a billion dollar business, sometimes, the interview process is … non-existent?
Earlier this month, the Houston Texans signed Brock Osweiler to a head-spinning 4-year, $72 million contract with $37 million guaranteed. It was a significant sum for a QB who in four seasons in the Denver started a grant total of seven games.
Interesting? No big deal? Hey, I defended the signing on my radio show – from Osweiler’s point of view and Houston’s too – but this seems to be a crazy way to run a business. Was it really asking too much for O’Brien and the front office to hop on a private jet for a quick meeting with Osweiler?