The Bears have interviewed five candidates for their General Manager position, and they won’t interview any more.
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chiefs college scouting director Phil Emery the favorite for the job.
The other men that interviewed: New England’s Jason Licht, San Diego’s Jimmy Raye, New York’s Marc Ross, and in-house candidate Tim Ruskell.
Emery worked for the Bears in 1998-2004 and worked under Ruskell in Atlanta. It’s possible Emery could retain Ruskell on his staff because Ruskell is under contract for two more years. Emery joined Scott Pioli in Kansas City in 2009, coming from Atlanta.