What GM candidate Ryan Poles could bring to the Chicago Bears

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If you do not know who Ryan Poles is, I suggest you keep reading. I honestly was unfamiliar with Poles until recently as I am digging into these names and trying to play Bill Polian and George McCaskey. Alright, let’s be honest again — I am trying to be better than McCaskey.

Something about this whole search has bothered me and that’s the fact that too many of these so-called candidates are just Bill Polian connections. One of our other contributors, Parker Hurley dug into connections of Polian and released a list of potential candidates before the interviews started to heat up. He was front and center on a few guys who weren’t even mentioned at the time. If the Chicago Bears just hire friends of Polian, then I’m not going to be happy.

The Chicago Bears will interview Ryan Poles for a second time on Tuesday

One name that doesn’t appear to have any connections to Polian and I am excited to hear he is getting a second interview for that fact alone, is Ryan Poles. The Vikings are also interviewing Poles for a second time and it might be a fight the Bears do not want to lose to a NFC North rival. That said, we already saw Joe Schoen move onto the New York Giants and other than his strong connection to my top head coaching candidate (Brian Daboll), I am not too upset about it.

Schoen was on the Chicago Bears general manager search list. They completed an interview with him nearly a week ago. We could see the Bears lose out on Ryan Poles if the Vikings and Poles come to an agreement prior to Chicago nabbing him. That said, there are still plenty of other solid candidates out there who deserve the role of the next Chicago Bears GM.