Chiefs Reportedly Deny Bears Interview Request For Jim Zorn

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn talks with quarterback Tyler Palko #4 of the Kansas City Chiefs during a timeout in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 27, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly had not one, but two employees that drew the interest of the Chicago Bears. We know the Bears already got one Chief -- Phil Emery, the now-former college scouting director, who was introduced on Monday as the Bears new GM.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times cites a league source who says the Bears also requested permission to speak with Jim Zorn for the same position in Chicago.

The Chiefs denied the request, according to Jensen's report.

Zorn is under contract in KC and the job in Chicago was not a promotion so the Chiefs did not have to allow the interview to happen. This is common in the NFL. Teams routinely deny requests like this. Maybe I'd have a beef if this were a promotion but it was for the same position. And, In a way, it's a good thing that other teams in the league want your coaches or, in the case of Emery, your front office members.

Now, here's a question fans will be wondering: Does the Chiefs denying the request for Zorn make him a player in the offensive coordinator hire? The only report I've seen concerning Zorn was the KC Star's Sam Mellinger a while back saying he doesn't expect him to be the next OC.

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