Following the conclusion of a messy 2020 season, many Chicago Bears fans expected the front office to look different. Yet, Ted Phillips and George McCaskey doubled down on their faith in general manager Ryan Pace, along with head coach Matt Nagy.
As any fan is forced to do, we all moved on without knowing what to expect from another year of Pace and Nagy.
The 2021 offseason was one for the books, that’s for sure. But, just how good has the last year been under Pace? I believe it is very fair to say that, outside of drafting Justin Fields, Pace has done the worst job of any general manager in all of football.
Think on that one for a minute and try to build a defense for Pace — it’s borderline impossible. Pace has done an unforgivable job running this team outside of the home run he hit when drafting Fields.
Down the line, the Chicago Bears will be worse off due to several decisions made by general manager Ryan Pace.
Sure, it’s easy to be excited as a Bears fan. Fields masks a lot of the junk going on elsewhere for the Bears. Having potentially the most naturally-gifted and very first true dual-threat quarterback in franchise history makes things interesting. Soldier Field is buzzing any time Fields is out there, and we’ve only seen him in preseason thus far.
But again, looking beyond Fields, Pace has done anything but a masterful job at his desk and on the phones. If we are talking about the 2021 season ahead, Pace has driven this franchise into the ground in some respect.
There are five particular decisions Pace has made which will prove to be the team’s downfall in 2021. Because of these, fans will have to wait another year before the Bears can truly compete.