Ryan Pace was hired as general manager of the Chicago Bears on January 7, 2015, less than two weeks after former GM Phil Emery was fired after a disruptive 5-11 season in 2014. He had previously been asked by the New York Jets to interview for their vacant GM position, but he politely declined.
When Pace took over the Chicago Bears, he was officially the youngest general manager in the league. He took over a roster that was in terrible shape thanks to several years of neglect by the team's two previous GM's (yes, Jerry Angelo's legacy lived on), and did so with the added pressure of allowing the defense to change from a base 4-3, to a base 3-4.
Throughout the course of the season, Pace was as active, if not moreso, than anyone else in the league. It seemed that 50% of the Mondays this season included some sort of transaction and roster move, typically in direct response to something that had happened the previous Sunday. You can see a full list, broken down by month, of the Bears transactions in 2015 right HERE.
You can also see Pace's first draft class HERE.
The Bears ended the 2015 season with one more win than last year, so strictly by that metric he improved the team. But there are plenty of other metrics out there that could also be used to measure success.
With that said, we'd like to know your thoughts on how Pace did in his first year as GM of the Chicago Bears. He made some significant changes, not all of which were popular, to the roster this season, and has been incredibly busy along the way. But the team also finished 1-7 at home this year, and landed in last place in their division.
Cast your vote below and let us know your thoughts.
For the final Approval Rating for John Fox this season, click HERE.