Chicago Bears: 3 options to replace Ryan Pace

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Chicago Bears, Louis Riddick
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Louis Riddick

One option that would be a terrific fit with the Bears would be Louis Riddick, who currently works as an analyst with ESPN. If you are active on Twitter, you already know two things: First, Louis is a friend of the Chicago Bears. Second, he has close ties to current head coach Matt Nagy.

Both of those facts could work in his favor if the general manager role opens up.

For starters, if ownership believes at the end of the season that the head coach is the right guy but Pace, the chief evaluator of talent isn’t, perhaps they look to a guy like Riddick who already has an established relationship with him.

Riddick, who makes regular appearances on ESPN 1000 has an intimate knowledge of the Bears, as well as seemingly pretty strong opinions about the team. That he has a strong knowledge base of the team and their makeup will only help an already charismatic and engaging personality impress ownership in an interview.

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While he hasn’t had the opportunity to be a general manager yet (has interviewed with both the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers) he has plenty of experience evaluating talent. He has served as both a scout and director of pro personnel for both the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.

Riddick is dynamic in the studio and may decide he’s happy where he is, but if he has an interest in running a team, and it appears he does, the Bears should be interested too.