How Ryan Pace has the Chicago Bears moving in the right direction

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Ryan Pace has learned from his past mistakes

As a young general manager, Ryan Pace has made plenty of mistakes. That was expected with him becoming general manager. He made a lot of foolish decisions that we could dive into forever and ever. We will just highlight a few he corrected himself on.

Pace traded up one spot to select an unproven quarterback over a proven quarterback. Instead, Pace sat back in 2021 and waited for a proven quarterback to fall and jumped up to take him much like the Kansas City Chiefs did in 2017 when going for Patrick Mahomes or the Houston Texans did going for Deshaun Watson that same season.

Another example is Pace’s attention to the offensive line. He basically ignored the offensive line settling with Charles Leno and Bobby Massie. This year, he adjusted that by releasing both of them. A side note with this is that Pace has now shifted his interest in offensive linemen. First, Pace didn’t care about styles of play as much from the looks of it. Now, Pace is all about finding the maulers that have a nasty attitude. He did that this year with both Jenkins and Borom.

Next. Setting realistic expectations for Justin Fields rookie season. dark

A final example is how Pace addressed his quarterback as well. Pace blindly drafted Trubisky without even telling John Fox or his staff. This time, Pace took in Nagy and had plenty of discussions as to which quarterbacks would fit Nagy’s system the best since Nagy is too stubborn to change his scheme to his quarterback anyway.

Pace may have saved his job over the past few months with the NFL Draft. Only time will tell, but if Justin Fields pans out like many expect him to, the Bears will be a Super Bowl contender soon.