We continue to add names to the Kansas City Chiefs GM search. In addition to internal candidate Brett Veach, several more names have surfaced regarding the Chiefs vacant GM job after they fired John Dorsey last week.
Two outside names on the radar for #Chiefs GM job, per sources: Scott Fitterer (#Seahawks) and Ryan Cowden (#Titans).— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 26, 2017
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport adds the Chiefs have indeed requested to interview both of them.
Fitterer, who has reportedly interviewed for GM jobs in the past (49ers, Colts), is the Seahawks co-director of player personnel. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport wrote this about him earlier this year, highlighting his work in the draft:
One of Seattle's many rising talents, Fitterer rose to help run personnel from the college scouting ranks. As they've excelled in the draft, he's a big reason why.
Clark Hunt has talked often about the draft being important so I would imagine this is an important piece of Fitterer’s resume for him. (You know who else is good at finding players in the draft? The guy who drafted Marcus Peters and Travis Kelce. Sigh...)
Cowden joined the Titans just last year as the director of player personnel after a long scouting career with the Panthers. Here’s this from the Titans website when he was hired in Tennessee:
In Carolina, Cowden last held the title of Assistant Director of College Scouting, a position he held for two years. Prior to his current role, he served as the team’s National Scout/Senior College Scout for two years (2012-14) and was a national scout for the Panthers for the five previous seasons (2008-12). He originally joined the Carolina franchise as a scouting assistant in 2000. He became an area scout in 2001, and was responsible for the southeast area from 2001-07. In his time with the Panthers, the franchise won two NFC titles, five division crowns and advanced to the playoffs six times.
Additionally, the Chiefs have reportedly requested to interview Vikings assistant GM George Paton - a name I’ve heard come up for GM openings before - but for “a variety of reasons” he will not interview, according to Rapoport.
It was previously reported the Chiefs are expected to interview internal candidate Brett Veach for the position as well.