The Chicago Bears are set to interview General Manager candidates Chris Ballard and Lake Dawson this week according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Tennessee’s Lake Dawson will be first with his interview on Tuesday, followed by Kansas City’s Chris Ballard on Wednesday. With Dawson’s interview, it will satisfy the Rooney Rule for the Chicago Bears.
Last week it was reported that Ballard would be the favorite to get the job according to sources, but hasn’t had a formal interview until now. With this being the second week of the general manager search, a decision could be made next week as the Bears want to get a GM in here quick.
Bears GM interviews continue this week with Tennessee's Lake Dawson on Tuesday, and Kansas City's Chris Ballard on Wednesday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2015
Todd Bowles to interview with Bears
Az Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed DC Todd Bowles has been formally contacted by the Bears, Jets and Falcons.
— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) January 4, 2015
Along with the news of the GM interviews scheduled, Schefter also reported that Todd Bowles will be the first candidate to interview for the Bears head coaching job. The Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator is a hot name floating around many coaching positions and will also meet with the Jets and Falcons.