Front Office

Joseph Laine
Director of Football Administration

Joseph Laine is in his third season as Chicago's director of football administration.

Laine focuses on strategic planning with General Manager Ryan Pace and the player personnel department to ensure player acquisitions fit the club's salary cap structure. He is the Bears lead contract negotiator for all football personnel acquisitions while being involved in the administrative functions of running the franchise's football operations.

Prior to his time in Chicago, Laine spent 10 seasons with...

Joseph Laine is in his third season as Chicago's director of football administration.

Laine focuses on strategic planning with General Manager Ryan Pace and the player personnel department to ensure player acquisitions fit the club's salary cap structure. He is the Bears lead contract negotiator for all football personnel acquisitions while being involved in the administrative functions of running the franchise's football operations.

Prior to his time in Chicago, Laine spent 10 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, including the last six seasons as the team's salary cap analyst/player personnel. In that role, Laine assisted with the daily management of the salary cap, CBA compliance and player contract and salary analysis. He also monitored league-wide transactions and analyzed statistical and market trends.

He first joined the Saints in 2005 as a football operations intern before earning the role of player personnel assistant.

Laine is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a degree in business administration and earned his MBA from Tulane University.