Randy Mueller

NFL, NFL Draft, College Football, Scouting
Linfield University
Seattle, Washington


Randy Mueller covered the NFL for Heavy.com from 2022 to 2023. Named the PWFA's Executive of the Year in 2000, he brings over 30 years of NFL experience, from ball boy to general manager.

A household name in Seattle, Mueller spent 17 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks front office from 1983 to 2000. He was also named the director of player personnel for the XFL's Seattle Sea Dragons in 2022.

Mueller sat in the GM seat for the New Orleans Saints from 2000 to 2002, where he helped lead the franchise to its first playoff win in 2000. He later spent 2005 to 2008 as the general manager of the Miami Dolphins before a 10-year stint with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers as a senior executive and national scout from 2008 to 2018.

Other media stops include ESPN and The Athletic, where he also co-hosts "The Football GM Podcast."


Randy Mueller graduated from Linfield University in 1983 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and management.

A former quarterback who led the school's 1982 NAIA Division II national championship team, he was inducted into the Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

Latest Articles From Randy Mueller

  • Former NFL GM Reveals Scouting Notes on Top 5 QB Prospects for 2023

    Former NFL GM and Executive of the Year Randy Mueller reveals his top-5 quarterback rankings for the 2023 NFL draft, headlined by CJ Stroud and Bryce Young.

  • Former NFL GM Gets Honest About Patriots’ Outlook: ‘I Just Struggle’

  • GM Notebook: What’s the Big To-Do About Jets QB Mike White?

  • Former NFL GM: ‘Keep Track of’ Potential Breakout on Detroit Lions Defense

  • GM Notebook: Derek Carr Gave Telling Behind-the-Scenes Look at Raiders’ Chaos

  • Former NFL GM Believes Packers Showing Major ‘Sign of Weakness’

    Former NFL GM Randy Mueller weighs in on three situations he's paying attention to in Green Bay, Buffalo and Indianapolis after the first half of the season.

  • GM Notebook: Bears Finally Give Fans Something to Be Excited About

  • GM Notebook: Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker Comparable to 2 Ex-Pro Bowlers

  • GM Notebook: Mike McCarthy Making Statement, Steelers ‘Must Take a Look at’ Coordinator

  • GM Notebook: Cowboys Need a ‘Bold Move’ & the NFL Preseason Matters

  • When It Comes to the Browns, When Can We Talk About Football?

    Some NFL fan bases have already dissected their rosters through a microscope, but when it comes to the Browns, it just hasn’t seemed right to talk football.

  • Steelers Enter Final Phase of GM Search; 2nd Interviews for Titans, Bucs Execs

  • Ravens ‘Sleeper’ TE Prospect Could Soon Be the Envy of the NFL

  • Patriots Draft 2nd Best QB, According to Former NFL GM

  • NFL Draft: Former GM Randy Mueller Reveals Final 2022 Position Rankings

  • Former NFL GM Reveals Top Players for Ideal Lions Draft

  • Former GM Picks 1 Team With Most at Stake in 2022 NFL Draft

  • Deebo Samuel Escalates Feud With 49ers, Former NFL GM Weighs In

  • Ravens Advised to Draft a QB Early Amid Lamar Jackson Uncertainty

  • Former NFL Exec Reveals Steelers’ Likely Decision on Tyrann Mathieu

    The Steelers are one starter short at the safety position, and despite Steelers Nation's pleas, Tyrann Mathieu is still on the market.

  • Former NFL GM: Ravens Need ‘Alternative Option’ in Lamar Jackson Negotiations

  • Former NFL GM Suggests Bold Move for Rams’ Odell Beckham

  • Exclusive: Ex-NFL GMs Deliver Strong Take on Garoppolo’s 49ers Future

  • Former GM Pegs Old Team as Trade Partner For Browns Baker Mayfield

  • Former NFL GM Candid on Lions Offseason: ‘They Need Players Period’

    Former NFL general manager Randy Mueller assesses what the Detroit Lions have done in free agency and looks ahead to their 2022 NFL Draft.

  • Former NFL GM: Raiders Had Significant Impact on Blockbuster Tyreek Hill Trade

  • Patriots Missed Out on Ideal Free-Agent Fit, Says Former GM

  • Former NFL GM Projects 4 Best Remaining Quarterback Fits

  • Former NFL GM Reveals Potential Trade Price for Baker Mayfield

  • Former NFL GM Throws Major Support Behind Jets QB Zach Wilson

    While discussing Patriots counterpart Mac Jones, a former NFL GM threw some major support at Jets quarterback Zach Wilson.