Chargers conclude interview with Jeff King for general manager opening

The Chargers on Friday confirmed they have interviewed Jeff King for their general manager position.

King finished his second season as the Bears’ co-director of player personnel, overseeing pro scouting and free agency.

King’s tenure with Chicago started as a scouting intern in 2015 before being promoted to pro scout in 2016 and then elevated to assistant director of pro scouting in 2019.

Before working for an NFL team, King played for a couple of NFL teams, as he was drafted by the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft as a tight end out of Virginia Tech.

After a few seasons, King was signed by the Cardinals in 2011. He played in Arizona until 2013 when he hung up the cleats.

King finished his NFL career with 156 catches for 1,323 yards and 12 touchdowns in 108 games.

King was a multi-sport athlete at Virginia Tech, playing basketball and football.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire