Convince Ozzie Newsome to be Team President of Football Operations
With Phillips now no longer in the picture, at least on the football side of things, I will look to hire the next Team President. Plenty of candidates should be kept into consideration as this is an extremely important position and I need to make the right hire, but I believe I do so by hiring Ozzie Newsome of the Baltimore Ravens.
Newsome has exactly what I’m looking for in a President of Football Operations. He has the football mind needed for it, the experience, and the pedigree behind his name.
Newsome is a Hall of Fame tight end who played in the league from 1978 to 1990. He was a first-team All-Pro in 1984 with the Cleveland Browns. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999 for his dominant NFL career.
Immediately after his playing career, he joined the Browns as a front office executive. Following the Browns’ relocation to Baltimore in 1996, he still remained with the team becoming the first general manager of the Baltimore Ravens in 2002. He won two Super Bowls with the Ravens and eventually stepped down in 2018 becoming the Ravens’ Executive Vice President
Since he took over as the Ravens’ general manager, they made the playoffs in nine of his 16 seasons including a Super Bowl victory in 2012. All of this experience makes him a perfect candidate for the Chicago Bears.