What should the Chicago Bears do with general manager Ryan Pace?
Pro No.1: Ryan Pace’s ability to draft for the Chicago Bears
The first major pro of Ryan Pace is his ability in the draft. Now, you can say what you want about his first-round picks, but looking at the bigger picture, you cannot predict Kevin White to have an injury-riddled career. He is exempt. Mitch Trubisky was a mistake, but again, he was the consensus top quarterback. Outside of those picks? He got Leonard Floyd, Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, and Justin Fields. That alone is spectacular.
We didn’t even get to the best part. Pace is a wizard in the later rounds as it’s more evident these last two seasons. Just in the last draft, Pace has seemed to identify the following potential starters: quarterback, left tackle, right tackle, cornerback, running back, and defensive tackle. In 2020, he found the following: tight end, star cornerback, explosive wide receiver, potential nickel corner, and solid outside linebacker.
He has improved greatly from his messy beginnings. Again, that was expected when he became general manager: plenty of early mistakes in the rebuild. He has built an incredible young core around this team that any head coach would love to be at. It is very hard to fire a guy who may have found two staple offensive tackles and a star quarterback with only one first-round pick.