"There is no doubt that our main plan for life without Ozzie would be Eric DeCosta as the GM," owner Steve Bisciotti told the Sun in 2012. "Like I’ve said, it’s impossible to guarantee that, but we did again restructure Eric’s contract in a way where I think he’s off the market for a few years. He’s very happy with us and happy working with Ozzie. They have about the best relationship in football in terms of working in front offices. I’m very lucky to have both of them helping them build our team."
Two years ago, DeCosta issued a statement through the team saying he had no plans to leave the organization.