The Denver Broncos have hired Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton to be their new general manager, a source close to the situation confirmed to Yahoo Sports.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported his hiring first, adding Paton is finalizing a six-year deeal.

Paton was offered the job over a number of qualified candidates, including reported finalist Terry Fontenot, the director of pro personnel with the New Orleans Saints. Both Paton and Fontenot received second interviews with the Broncos, although Paton’s most recent interview occurred in Denver while Fontenot’s happened by Zoom chat with the Saints still in the postseason.