Poles has been with the Chiefs for more than a decade, and has helped build Kansas City into one of the best teams in the NFL. As Jones pointed out in his piece on the top GM candidates for 2022, Poles has played a large role in successful Chiefs drafts, and made the final four for the Carolina Panthers general manager position last year before ultimately being passed over for Scott Fitterer.
Poles will now turn his attention to Chicago's coaching search. It appears the Bears have a list of finalists, as NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that Chicago has requested second interviews with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. Per Schefter, some around the league believe the Bears favor Caldwell for the open position.