Are Chicago Bears locked in on this GM?
While the Chicago Bears reportedly have interest in three, and potentially four General Managers, there is only one with a scheduled date. Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles is set to interview with the Bears tomorrow.
There is some speculation that Poles is not only the first candidate to do his second interview, but that his second interview may be the one that seals the deal and ends the chance of the others even getting an interview.
This has to be worth noting because Ryan Poles is scheduled to go through a second interview with the Minnesota Vikings as well. There have been reports that the two division rivals may also have to jockey for Poles, as he may have the upper hand in negotiations due to demand.
The Bears could let Poles leave tomorrow to give the other finalists a fair shot, but that could mean that Poles flies to Minnesota and signs a deal to become their next General Manager.
With that in mind, the Chicago Bears will want to play this delicately. You obviously do not want to lose your top candidate to the Vikings, but at the same time, you do not want to jump the gun and grant him too much or realize that you were blown away by one interview, and not entirely in love with the entire thing.
Either way, things are going to ramp up and get moving pretty quick this week. If Poles does impress, GM could be named within 48 hours. if not, the other interviews are coming this week as well, and each one could end with a handshake that ends the search.
If Poles does leave Halas Hall without a new deal, you have to wonder if that means he will not be the Chicago Bears General Manager. Does that open the door for the other three candidates?