The Chicago Bears approached at least 15 general manager candidates and 10 coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through the interview process, we’re reviewing each potential vacancy.
Reggie McKenzie gave an interview for the GM opening Thursday, the team announced.
Position: Senior HR Director of Miami Dolphins
Grow old: 58
Prior to joining the Dolphins in 2019, McKenzie spent seven seasons as the Oakland Raiders general manager. He was named Sporting News and PFWA executive of the year in 2016 following a 12-4 playoff season that included seven Pro Bowl winners.
It was the Raiders’ only winning season in seven seasons as his teams won 40-72.
Among the players he drafted were Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Latavius Murray.
Prior to joining the Raiders, McKenzie spent 18 years with the Green Bay Packers as a professional human resources assistant, professional human resources director and football operations director. The Packers won two Super Bowls in that span.
You should know
McKenzie is an NFL quarterback who played 60 games in five seasons with the Raiders and San Francisco 49ers from 1985-92. He played in college in Tennessee.
In 2014, McKenzie drafted the current Bears outside of full-back Khalil Mack overall fifth.
In 2018, after coach Jon Gruden was hired and renewal negotiations between the Raiders and Mack soured, the team traded Mack, a second pick, and a conditional fifth pick in 2020. for Bears. The Raiders received two first-round picks, one third-round pick, and one sixth-round pick for the next two seasons. The Bears then gave Mack a six-year extension.
Mack was honored as a Pro Bowler each of his subsequent seasons with the Bears but has missed 10 games this year through injury.
What was said
Prior to the firing of McKenzie in December 2018, Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke to ESPN about the issues on the Raid list.
“It’s all part of evolution, but I think it’s becoming more and more obvious to Jon (Gurden), that talent isn’t here at this point,” Davis said. “The drafts do not help complement what we are doing in the freelance market. If you look at our list now, it’s a bunch of freelance agents, a year as mercenaries. And they’re great guys, and they’re Raid players. Used to be a Raider, always a Raider… but we don’t have the overall talent of a 22-man squad. ”
Before the Raiders hired McKenzie in 2012, the former Packers executive Ron Wolf to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “Reggie is a great reviewer. He can tell you who can play and who can’t. It’s all like that. Some can write reports but can’t tell you who can play. Whatever it is, he has it. He has a feeling. ”
https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/01/22/the-chicago-bears-interviewed-reggie-mckenzie-for-their-gm-vacancy-heres-what-to-know-about-the-miami-dolphins-senior-personnel-executive-15/ The Chicago Bears interviewed Reggie McKenzie for their GM position. Here’s what to know about the Miami Dolphins senior human resources manager.