11 Facts About Eric DeCosta


Eric DeCosta was born on April 10,1971 and is an American football executive who is the executive vice president and general manager for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, a position he officially assumed on January 11,2019.


Eric DeCosta attended high school at Taunton High School and played college football at Colby College, where he served as team captain in 1992 under head coach, Tom Austin.


In 1996, Eric DeCosta received a master's degree in English from Trinity College, Hartford.


In January 2010, after reportedly being a finalist for the Seattle Seahawks General Manager position, Eric DeCosta removed his name from consideration prior to interviewing for the post.


Eric DeCosta was on the radar for several teams with General Manager openings following the 2011 season including serious interest from the Chicago Bears.


However, in January 2012 Eric DeCosta signed a new contract with Baltimore that would make him one of the highest paid executives in football and ensure that he stayed on as Ozzie Newsome's eventual replacement.


On February 2,2018, the Ravens officially announced that Eric DeCosta would take over as General Manager for Ozzie Newsome following the 2018 season.

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Eric DeCosta made three training-camp trades with other teams that fortified the roster and accumulated additional draft picks for the 2020 Draft.


Along the way, just before the trade deadline, Eric DeCosta made a season-changing trade by dealing a 5th round pick and LB Kenny Young to the Los Angeles Rams for CB Marcus Peters, a move that seemingly fortified the Ravens defense.


Eric DeCosta reached extensions with Pro Bowl fullback Patrick Ricard and veteran wide receiver Willie Snead during the 2019 campaign.


On May 28,2020, Eric DeCosta was named NFL Executive of the Year by Sporting News for his work throughout the 2019 off-season and regular season.