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Tony Pastoors enters his 13th season with the Rams after joining the team prior to the 2010 season. He serves as the vice president of football and business administration.
In this role, Pastoors works directly with Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff on all aspects of Rams operations. He partners with General Manager Les Snead and Head Coach Sean McVay in the development and implementation of the club's strategic plans for player signings and player acquisitions.
As the club's chief negotiator, Pastoors is responsible for the team's salary cap management, contract negotiations, compliance with the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement as well as the club's financial and strategic planning. Pastoors partners with Snead and McVay in the day-to-day management and execution of the team's football operations. In addition, he serves as a liaison to club's business operations including marketing, partnerships, finance, ticketing, community relations, administration, and communications. Pastoors serves as part of the Rams' executive leadership team and represents the club at a league level, attending NFL league meetings on behalf of the organization.
Pastoors has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the Rams' team-building philosophy and his work has allowed the team to add star-level talent over the last handful of years. There isn't a significant roster or contractual decision that doesn't run through Pastoors and while many have deemed the Rams roster constructing methods as "unconventional" dating back to 2018, numerous clubs around the league have started to adopt the practices that Pastoors, Snead, and McVay have put into place. In both 2021 and 2022, Pastoors was honored in The Athletic's "NFL 40 Under 40" list.
In the past year, Pastoors has helped execute a trade for veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford along with the mid-season trade for Von Miller as well as the acquisition of Odell Beckham Jr., which helped put the Rams over the edge en route to their Super Bowl LVI victory. During the 2019 season, Pastoors worked closely on the trade deal that brought All-Pro defensive back Jalen Ramsey to the Rams and helped sign outside linebacker Leonard Floyd leading up to the 2020 season.
"Rams vice president Tony Pastoors has in the last six years proven masterful at finding creative ways to provide Snead and McVay with virtually any player they desire," said Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times.
Pastoors continues to find creative ways to structure contracts and extend player deals in a way that creates cap space and flexibility for the future. In partnership with Snead this offseason, Pastoors calculated new deals for Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald, and Cooper Kupp, as well as signed highly-touted free agents such as perennial All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner and receiver Allen Robinson.
He also has worked closely with McVay and Snead to keep much of the team's Super Bowl roster intact and extend lynchpins of the offensive line such as left tackle Joe Noteboom, center Brian Allen, right tackle Rob Havenstein, as well as tight end Tyler Higbee and others over the last few years.
In January of 2017, Pastoors worked alongside Owner and Chairman Stan Kroenke, COO Kevin Demoff and Snead to reshape the culture of the Rams football operation and usher in a new era. The group led a broad coaching search that resulted in the hiring of Head Coach Sean McVay – the youngest head coach in modern NFL history.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minn. Pastoors received his degree from Dartmouth College, where he played football for Head Coach Buddy Teevens.
Tony and his wife Emily, have two daughters Charli and Kiley.