Bobby Beathard: Mastermind of NFL Dynasties

From a New York Times obit by Ken Belson headlined “Bobby Beathard, Mastermind of NFL Dynasties, Dies at 86”:

Bobby Beathard, a player personnel savant who helped build football dynasties with teams in Miami, Washington and other N.F.L. cities, died at his home at Franklin, Tenn.

An outspoken and out-of-the-box thinker in a league known for buttoned-up team players, Mr. Beathard had an eye for assembling football rosters filled with overlooked players. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, he was a scout, director of player personnel and general manager for 33 seasons with five N.F.L. teams that went to the postseason a total of 12 times, advancing to seven Super Bowls and winning four of them.