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Ryan Pace Bracket Challenge: Management Round 2 (‘1’ vs ‘4’)

The offseason seems to stretch on forever, but fans can still be part of Bears-centric competition. In this case, we continue our series of voting on Pace’s best and worst moves as a general manager. Let your voice be heard one way or another. These decisions are all in the past, so there’s nothing left to lose.

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Pace’s management decisions have been assessed and voted on once by fans. Now the decisions get harder as we enter the second round of competition. Some fans voted with their hearts. Some fans were cold-blooded. One way or another, the opening round of competition saw fan decisions follow seeding. Trading for Khalil Mack beat out the Howard trade, while signing Mike Glennon beat out Parkey (some votes for Parkey bounced off the poll a couple of times before settling at the bottom of the internet). Fans valued (for better and worse) defenders Hicks and Quinn over offensive weapons. And so it went. Interestingly, hiring Matt Nagy has been eliminated from contention as either a best or worst move.

Today marks the start of Round 2 on the management side. The top seed for Pace’s best decision is the move that revitalized the Chicago defense and gave the team a personality in the form of trading for Khalil Mack (#1). This move is going up against bringing Allen Robinson to Chicago (#4).

On the bad side, Mike Glennon is the clear #1 seed, part of the “perfection” that was quarterback scouting for the 2017 season. This failure is up against failure of a different sort, and that’s the signing of Ray MacDonald (#4), who proved doubters right and left the organization embarrassed.


Which was the better management move?

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  • 59%
    #1: Trading for Khalil Mack
    (503 votes)
  • 40%
    #4: Signing Allen Robinson
    (342 votes)
845 votes total Vote Now


Which was the worse management move?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    #1: Signing Mike Glennon
    (687 votes)
  • 18%
    #4: Signing Ray MacDonald
    (160 votes)
847 votes total Vote Now