Chicago Bears: 4 Dream replacements for Ted Phillips

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A full rebuild would include the Chicago Bears firing Ted Phillips

Removing Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy is honestly not enough if George McCaskey decides to shake things up. For McCaskey to do things correctly, he should also be giving team President Ted Phillips his pink slip. Phillips has been around long enough and it is now time for a change for the Chicago Bears.

If the Chicago Bears want to keep Phillips around, then the team must decide to split the position into two separate ones. Therefore, Phillips can be strictly on the business side (President of Business Operations) and whoever the Chicago Bears decide could replace Phillips would take over the role of President of Football Operations — or some similar job titles.

Whether Phillips is kept on in a different capacity or he is removed from his position, the person they bring in to handle Phillips’ current role regarding football operations must, must have football experience. What I mean by this, make sure the person in this role has either played, coached, or scouted among the NCAA or NFL level. Chicago Bears fans deserve the next hire to be a “football guy” and not just a glorified bean counter.

This could be tough to find, and honestly, I would be okay with some specific bean counters taking over the position, but it cannot just be some H&R Block guy you see twirling those signs during tax season. This team needs to find a way to bring in a guy who is not just all business but also understands what is needed to succeed from a football perspective.