Should Chicago Bears hire GM candidate Glenn Cook?
The Chicago Bears have put in an interview request and will be talking with Cleveland Browns Vice President of Player Personnel Glenn Cook. What has he done so far to get to this point?
He started as a Miami football player, however, he had an up and downplaying career. After football, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2009. He spent a season in professional baseball, and then began his career as an executive.
Glenn Cook started his scouting career in 2011 with the Indianapolis Colts. Bill Polian, who is running the search for the next General Manager hired Cook to his first job, so you have to consider him a high priority candidate. This is also where Cook worked with Andrew Berry, the Browns’ current GM.
Cook got attention quickly and in 2012, he was working with the Green Bay Packers. He worked with John Dorsey, who moved onto Kansas City and then the Cleveland Browns.
When Dorsey was the Browns GM in 2016 he called on Cook to work as the Assistant Director of Pro Scouting. Dorsey was let go, but when Andrew Berry was hired, he had no problem keeping his buddy Cook on the staff.
So, Cook moved to Vice President of Player Personnel and stuck with the team.
The biggest thing going for Cook is his relationship with Bill Polian. He obviously knows the city of Chicago as well, but his football acumen comes first. The Packers built great teams while he was there, and he has plenty of relationships with others on that staff climbing the NFL ladder.
The Browns’ best roster construction of the past two decades came with Cook on staff, and Cook was there for both regimes that were responsible. Seeing both Dorsey and Berry so high on Cook shows that he is respected in many circles, not just with Polian.