What Chicago Bears fans really wanted for Christmas this year
Chicago Bears fans would have liked Santa bringing them Ryan Pace’s pink slip
No one has a clue what is going to happen in regards to Ryan Pace this year. This is scary for sure. As much as I have been a Ryan Pace supporter and have agreed with many of the moves he has made, there are too many major mistakes to ignore. Plus, the results during his tenure have not been good enough to allow him to remain as the acting general manager.
Over a seven-year span, the Bears have a 47-64 record. Now, I try to ignore the first few seasons of his reign as I truly believe John Fox was forced upon him by Ted Phillips and George McCaskey. This is probably why he was given a pass and might be part of the reason he gets another pass. That said, Matt Nagy was indeed his hire and that has been a complete failure despite two playoff appearances in four years.
With Nagy as head coach, the team is currently 33-30. At worst they will be 33-32 by the end of the year and at best they will be 35-30. Winning is not easy in the NFL, but this franchise must do better.
Pace’s other big blunder in my opinion was trading up for Mitch Trubisky. I don’t necessarily hate that he went for his guy, but you have to get that right or it sets a team back years. The picks they traded didn’t amount to much in the long run, but that’s not the point.
Had they held at third overall, they knew they were guaranteed one of Trubisky, Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes. I don’t believe Watson or Mahomes would have had as great of careers here, but trading up when you know you are guaranteed one of the top three quarterbacks in the draft seems inexcusable at this point.
Chicago Bears fans deserve a new brand here in Chicago and to do that, it means that on their Christmas wish list, it includes firing Matt Nagy and firing Ryan Pace along with him.