Bears co-director of player personnel Jeff King to interview for Chargers GM job

The Chicago Bears have a couple of front office staff who are drawing interest for general manager vacancies.

Bears co-director of player personnel Jeff King will interview for the Chargers GM vacancy, according to ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry.

King, a former NFL tight end, joined the Bears as a pro scout in 2016. He climbed the ladder within the organization, including promotions to assistant director of pro scouting (2019-20) and director of pro scouting (2021) and co-director of player personnel (2022-present). King was retained during the transition from Ryan Pace to Ryan Poles.

“When we jumped into free agent meetings, he stood out to me,” Poles told of King last year. “He took control of that pro staff. He had an eye for talent. He was a very good communicator. He saw value in players. We kicked it off pretty quick, and he’s going to be valuable for this organization.”

King is the second member of Chicago’s front office to get an interview for a GM job. Assistant GM Ian Cunningham, who was a hot commodity last year, is interviewing with the Chargers and Washington Commanders.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire