The Dolphins have commenced the process of interviewing candidates for the position of General Manager. We know this because they have announced that interviews with three candidates have been completed.
The candidates who have been interviewed to date are Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine, Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan (pictured), and Cardinals V.P. of player personnel Jason Licht.
Owner Stephen Ross has said that the General Manager will have full authority over the roster and the draft, and that the G.M. will report directly to Ross.
Gaine was promoted to the position of assistant G.M. in June 2012. He has 16 years of experience, the last six with Miami.
Khan has spent nearly 13 years with the Steelers. Before that, he worked with the Saints. He has been a candidate for other G.M. jobs, including Seattle and the Jets.
Licht began his NFL career with the Dolphins in 1995. He also has worked with the Eagles, Patriots, and Cardinals (twice).
Various other candidates have been identified via media reports. The team’s transparency in identifying those who have interviewed could be aimed at making the job appear to be desirable, given the various reports and accounts of dysfunction in the team’s front office.