NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport has reported on what is a growing list of candidates. Here’s who we have so far as Clark Hunt attempts to fill the vacancy:
Brett Veach, Chiefs: Veach is Kansas City’s top in-house candidate, Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.
Ryan Cowden, Titans: The Chiefs have requested permission to speak with Cowden, who serves as Titans director of player personnel, Rapoport reported. Cowden has overseen all areas of scouting for the Titans since being hired by Tennessee in May of 2016.
Scott Fitterer, Seahawks: Rapoport reported the Chiefs have requested to interview Fitterer, per a source informed. Fitterer is one of Seattle’s many rising talents and rose to help run personnel from the college scouting ranks. A lot of Seattle’s draft success should be credited to Fitterer, Rapoport wrote in January.
George Paton, Vikings: Paton was a target on the Chiefs‘ list — K.C. requested to speak with the Vikings assistant GM — but for a variety of reasons Paton will stay put in Minnesota, Rapoport reported per sources. Paton was also a favorite for the 49ers’ GM job back in January before San Francisco ultimately hired John Lynch.