The Chicago Bears confirmed and elaborated on what was reported last night and it’s now official. General manager Ryan Pace will return for his seventh season with the franchise, head coach Matt Nagy will return for his fourth year, and team president and CEO Ted Phillips is back for his twenty-second year in that role and his twenty-eighth year with the franchise overall.
Chairman George McCaskey will obviously continue in his role for a tenth year.
I understand the value in having continuity in a business, but the Bears haven’t won a playoff game since the 2010 season. They’ve had two winning seasons since George took over the leadership of the franchise.
We heard a lot of talk about the culture they’ve created the last several years at today’s press conference, but if that culture isn’t leading to wins, then something isn’t working.
George also said that neither he nor Phillips have anything to do with the product we see on the field, and he even went as far to say it was “absurd” to think they meddle in the football side of things. What we’ve seen since 2015 has been all Ryan Pace.
And if that’s supposed to make us feel better about the 2021 season, then I don’t think it worked.
Windy City Gridiron will have more of our thoughts on today’s news coming soon, but for now, how you guys feeling about our favorite team?