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Washington Commanders request to interview Kansas City Chiefs Assistant GM Mike Borgonzi

Another GM candidate

Update: Borgonzi is the first reported interview

The Washington Commanders fired Head Coach Ron Rivera this morning, but haven’t booted GM Martin Mayhew...yet. Josh Harris has hired form NBA exec Bob Myers and former NFL exec Rick Spielman to lead their search for a new coach and head of football operations. There have already been four names linked to Washington for their head coaching search(Jim Harbaugh, Raheem Morris, Ben Johnson, Aaron Glenn), and now we’ve got our third GM candidate linked to the franchise. Washington already requested to interview Bears AGM Ian Cunningham and Browns AGM/VPoPP Glenn Cook

Adam Schefter is reporting that Washington has also requested to interview Kansas City Chiefs AGM Mike Borgonzi. He has been with the Chiefs since 2009 when he had the title of College Scouting Administrator. Borgonzi moves his way up the ranks in the organization. He was their Manager of Football Operations(2010), Pro Personnel Scout (2011-12), Assistant Director of Pro Scouting (2013-14), Co-Director of Player Personnel(with Brett Veach)(2015-16), Director of Player Personnel(2017), Director of Football Operations (2018-20), before being promoted to Assistant GM in 2021.

Borgonzi has helped build the Chiefs into a perennial contender, and two-time Super Bowl Champions. He has worked closely with GM Brett Veach and Head Coach Andy Reid, and worked under former GM Scott Pioli before that.


Borgonzi has been GM Brett Veach’s No. 2 for seven seasons and has seven division titles, three AFC championships and two Lombardi Trophies won over that time. He was initially hired in Kansas City in 2009 by Pioli, which gave him four years in a Patriots-style program before Andy Reid arrived in ’13. He’s done just about everything in his time—and as a result, the former Ivy League fullback is about as well rounded (and ready) a candidate as you’ll find.