Tom Heckert (left) talks team president Mike Holmgren during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

Tom Heckert Named Broncos Director of Pro Personnel

The Denver Broncos are constantly seeking improvement on the roster and in the front office.

The team announced that Tom Heckert will replace Keith Kidd as their director of pro personnel.

Heckert, 45, enters his 23rd season in the NFL and most recently served as GM of the Cleveland Browns from 2010-12. His responsibilities managing the pro personnel department for the Broncos will include scouting current NFL players and overseeing the advance scouting for the club’s upcoming opponents.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the NFL, Tom brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and insight to our personnel department. He has worked in several different capacities for multiple teams, and his diverse background in talent evaluation will be a strong resource for the Broncos. -John Elway 

Heckert has played a role in 14 postseason campaign, eight division titles, and six conference championship games during his career.

Before his time with the Brown, Heckert was with the Philadelphia Eagles for nine season. Three of his seasons there were spent working with Matt Russell, who was a college scout at the time.

Heckert started his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins working as a pro and college scout from 1991-1998.

He played defensive back at Hillsdale (Mich.) College, and started his coaching career as an assistant for his alma mater two years before breaking into the NFL.

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