Poles spoke with president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch and senior vice president of player personnel Chris Mara this afternoon by videoconference. The initial interviews with candidates are being conducted remotely.
Poles, 36, is completing his first season as the Kansas City Chiefs' executive director of player personnel and 13th year with the team. Poles oversees all aspects of the scouting of college football players across the country, assists in the pro process and prepares for free agency, in addition to assisting general manager Brett Veach with the coordination of the NFL Draft and overseeing the team's out-of-town area scouts.
Poles joined the Chiefs in 2009 as the team's player personnel assistant before spending three seasons as the college scouting administrator. In 2013, Poles began a four-year stint as the Chiefs' college scouting administrator. He was the club's director of college scouting in 2017. Poles was promoted to assistant director of player personnel in 2018 and to his current position in 2021.
Prior to joining the Chiefs, Poles served as a recruiting assistant for his alma mater, Boston College, from 2008-09 after signing with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2008.
The Canandaigua, N.Y., native played offensive tackle for five seasons for the Eagles (2003-07), protecting current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Poles was honored with the Paul Cavanaugh Award in 2007 as the student-athlete with total commitment to football both on and off the field and for his dedication to volunteerism, ethics and community.
Poles played prep football at Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua.
He and his wife, Katie, have two children, Mason and Jordyn.