Monday morning, Chicago Bears did the unexpected – well, at least half expected – when they fired both head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.
After four seasons with the Bears, Nagy was 34-33 and lost both playoffs as head coach.
The Nagy shooting is an obvious one. However, firing Pace is certainly a pleasant surprise after hearing rumors that the Bears will promote him after this season.
Now both Pace and Nagy have disappeared, most will focus on who the next head coach will be. However, the Bears may want to set up their own general manager first – and possibly even the Chairman, depending on what happens with Ted Phillips.
After firing Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace, the Chicago Bears had to call New England.
Now, it’s not what you’re thinking. No, the Bears won’t poach Bill Belichick from the New England Patriots. That would be ludicrous.
However, the Patriots have a pair of candidates who would be the outstanding general manager to hire for the Bears.
First will be the Patriots Director of Player Human Resources, Dave Ziegler. For the past nine years, Ziegler has worked under Belichick. Last year was his first season as Director of Player Personnel, but before that he worked as a scout.
Anytime you can hire a guy who’s spent several years working with arguably the greatest coach of all time and in the midst of one of the best dynasties ever, that’s a pretty solid choice. sure. That’s why, even more so than Ziegler, this next guy deserves a call – especially since he’s already familiar with following Justin Fields.
Patriots head office consultant Eliot Wolf has spent nearly two decades in NFL main offices and has done just that with two of the most successful franchises in the league. In addition to his two years as assistant general manager at Cleveland, Wolf has joined the Green Bay Packers (2004-2017) and the Patriots (2020-present).
Over the past five years, Wolf has was seen as a potential CEO. The success he has achieved through great full-backs and organizations is hard to match with other GM contenders, and Wolf would be the man to deserve the hire.
Whatever the Bears choose to do, they need to bring in someone with experience from very successful franchises. Ownership has to do their homework and phone potential candidates, but if they get the green light from Belichick, that will be hard to argue with.
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