It’s not surprising that Poles is an impressive candidate, given his resume. Poles is 36 years old now, but joined the Chiefs front office 13 years ago. From 2009-2021, he received several internal promotions, climbing from a scouting assistant to the team’s executive director of player personnel. The team also opted to keep him on staff through three different GM regimes: those of Scott Pioli, John Dorsey and Brett Veach.
It’s also no surprise to hear Poles has been in high demand for some time. In addition to being a finalist for the Bears this year, it’s reported that he was a finalist for the Vikings’ GM vacancy and was initially expected to have a second-round interview for that job later this week.
We won’t know whether or not this was the right hire for several years, but for now Poles is a popular pick.