Ranking Chicago Bears 4 General Manager finalists
2. Eliot Wolf
Being the son of a longtime notable executive from the Green Bay Packers can go a long way. This would obviously make Eliot Wolf attractive. He has been with the Green Bay Packers in terms of employment from 2004-17, but he is a Packer’s lifer, who grew up in Green Bay because his dad was the GM.
Wolf lived around football, personnel decisions, and business. He went to Miami and bounced back to Green Bay.
However, in 2017 he moved onto the Cleveland Browns. He did not start a dynasty, but Cleveland today is light years better than years past. Then, in 2020 and 2021 he spent time in New England.
The time in Cleveland and New England really drives home his resume because it does not look nepotism-related. He has shown to be a bright mind who can connect with differing minds from other up and coming, or long-time winning programs.
He learned how Green Bay did it under his dad, and Ted Thompson. He saw John Dorsey rebuild and then worked under Bill Belichick for a similar process, but from a different starting point. There are a lot of interesting things that make him a potential slam dunk.