On Thursday, the Chicago Bears finally found their next general manager to run the team heading into the future.
Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 8, 2015
The Bears announced that they have hired New Orleans Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace to take over as their next general manager for the 2015 season.
Pace spent the last 14 seasons working with the Saints under general manager Mickey Loomis. Before being promoted to the director of player personnel, he was the team's pro scouting director from 2007 until 2012.
The Bears are replacing Phil Emery as the general manager; Emery was fired along with head coach Marc Trestman on Black Monday following a 5-11 season in 2014 and a lot of disappointment after the team nearly won the division a year ago.
Pace was given high recommendations from Loomis along with head coach Sean Payton, all reviews that eventually lead to him being hired to take the reigns of the Bears and trying to turn the franchise around and one that hasn't made the postseason since they were in the NFC Championship Game in 2010 and lost to the Green Bay Packers.Read more... Join the Conversation...