Chargers Personnel Director a Candidate for Bears GM Job

By Ernie Padaon

The Chargers personnel director, Jimmy Raye, is being mentioned around the Chicago area as a possible candidate for the General Manager opening with the Bears.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune tweeted this today:

Here’s yet another name in the Bears GM mix: Jimmy Raye, Chargers personnel director.

— Dan Pompei (@danpompei) January 10, 2012

Raye oversees the Chargers’ professional and college scouting departments and assists on player personnel matters. He joined the team in 1996 and spent four years (1996-99) as a scout and eight (2000-07) as director of college scouting. –

Raye has been part of the scouting team for a long time and this could be his opportunity to make the calls with personnel decisions. If he got the job, I wonder if he would look to bring a certain Chargers WR onto the Bears as his first move?