The Chicago Bears management dream team for 2022

Tom Pappalardo
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The Chicago Bears would benefit from pairing Eliot Wolf with Reggie McKenzie

That brings us to Eliot Wolf and Reggie McKenzie. There are some very good reasons why these two would round out a great management team for the Chicago Bears. Let’s start with Eliot Wolf. If he is half to three-quarters as good of a GM as his Hall of Fame father Ron Wolf was, the Bears will have themselves a star at general manager.

Ron Wolf is 83 years old. I know a number of folks in the eighties who are just as mentally sharp now as they were in their prime. Presumably, this is the case with Ron Wolf. I am also assuming he would be willing to advise his beloved son, especially in the early stages of his career as a general manager. Of all the options the Bears are considering to be their next general manager the combo special of Eliot and Ron Wolf has to be at or near the top of their list.

Eliot Wolf being only 39 years old without any previous experience as a general manager is the main reason to bring in Reggie McKenzie as the Chicago Bears president. McKenzie is 67 and was the Raiders’ general manager from 2012-to 2018. Ron Wolf and John Madden both recommended to Mark Davis, the owner of the Raiders, to hire McKenzie as his GM. In 2016, the Raiders’ record was 12-4. This earned McKenzie the NFL Executive of the Year Award given out by the Pro Football Writers of America.

Before becoming the Raiders GM, McKenzie worked in the Packers personnel department from 1994 to 2011. McKenzie worked under Ron Wolf in Green Bay for six of the seventeen years McKenzie was part of the Packers organization. On top of that, Eliot and McKenzie worked together for seven years with the Packers. This was after Ron Wolf left Green Bay.

Both Eliot Wolf and McKenzie were in Green Bay when Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 2010. McKenzie also was working in Green Bay with Ron Wolf as GM and Brett Favre as the Packers QB when the Packers won the Super Bowl in 1996.