Chiefs news: Mike Borgonzi will interview for Commanders GM role

Another Chiefs exec could be on the move in 2024 to take over the Washington Commanders front office.

Feb 2, 2022; Landover, MD, USA; A member of the press tweets in front of a new team logo after the
Feb 2, 2022; Landover, MD, USA; A member of the press tweets in front of a new team logo after the / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

If a team wants to build a foundation for sustained success in the National Football League, they could do a lot worse than to hire away a principal figure within the Kansas City Chiefs organization. That's likely what the Washington Commanders are thinking as they've asked the Chiefs for permission to interview Mike Borgonzi for their general manager opening.

The Commanders have decided to clean house following a frustrating 2023 season, which means hiring a new head coach to replace Ron Rivera and a new GM to rebuild the roster. Armed with the No. 2 overall selection in this year's draft, the Commanders' post should be a desirable spot with Dan Snyder no longer in the way as a meddlesome owner.

Will Borgonzi earn the role? He's certainly a worthy candidate after spending the last 15 years with the Chiefs. In that span, he's climbed the ladder to become the Chiefs assistant general manager next to Brett Veach in the team's front office—a role he's served since 2021.

Borgonzi was previously the Director of Player Personnel for the Chiefs for a few years. Before that, he was the Director of College Scouting, giving him a solid body of experience to pull from.

Schefter also reported that the Commanders have asked permission of the San Francisco 49ers to interview assistant GM Adam Peters for the general manager opening.

Borgonzi has been identified in previous offseasons as a likely general manager candidate down the road, so perhaps this is his year.