The Jets have asked permission to interview Browns executive chief of staff Bill Kuharich for their general manager job.
The Jets have also asked permission from the Browns to interview Bill Kuharich, who is in their personnel department. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) December 30, 2014
Kuharich was hired by Cleveland in 2014. He served as a consultant for Cleveland's 2014 Draft.
A veteran front office man and protege of former Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson, Kuharich got his start in football working in the USFL in the 1980's. He moved on to work for the New Orleans Saints, eventually rising to the rank of general manager. He then worked for the Chiefs from 2000 to 2009 in a high ranking front office role.
For whatever its worth, SB Nation's Canal Street Chronicles listed Kuharich in its contest of most hated Saints figures ever. On the other hand, Kuharich worked in pro personnel early in his Chiefs career when Kansas City added the likes of Priest Holmes, Willie Roaf, and Trent Green from other teams. He later worked as Vice President of Player Personnel. Remember two years ago when the Chiefs had six Pro Bowlers? Five of them were brought in while Kuharich was part of their front office, although it's unclear how much of a role he had.