What should the Chicago Bears do with general manager Ryan Pace?

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The Chicago Bears should keep Ryan Pace

Before anyone freaks out and harasses me on Twitter (don’t worry it already happened). Hear me out. Pace should stay in the Bears organization as a President of Football Operations. In doing so, he would no longer be in charge of the cap, free agency, etc. On the other hand, he would be able to keep his scouting department that clearly has an eye for talent and can find gems in every round.

Now, in doing so, the Bears should promote Champ Kelly as well. He’s a great mind and former player that now deserves his shot. The other main reason to do this is to get Ted Phillips away from football. He should solely be in charge of business-related matters such as the Bears’ move to Arlington Heights.

Before anyone asks why he should stay, this is why. A great general manager to compare him to is the Los Angeles Chargers general manager. The Chargers have been up and down since Tom Telesco inherited the team in 2013. In 2020, he got his quarterback in Justin Herbert. After 2020, he was given the opportunity to find his third head coach for his quarterback after firing an offensive-minded head coach who was a flop. Now, Pace might get another shot with Justin Fields.

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Overall, the young talent on this team and the development of Halas Hall greatly outweigh the previous mistakes he’s made. He should stick to what he does best and essentially have no touch with contracts and free agency hires. Let his scouting department identify the talent and Champ Kelly handle the rest while Pace continues to establish Halas Hall and improve the team from the front office side of things. Overall, his job might be safe.