By all accounts, the Bears made an excellent decision in hiring Poles. He has been getting rave reviews around the league, and at just 36 years old, brings a fresh approach to the Bears.
Poles’ background in scouting and personnel is a well-rounded one. He was the Director of College Scouting the year the Chiefs drafted Patrick Mahomes — and that, alone, is enough to bolster a résumé.
Now, Poles’ work is cut out for him in Chicago. Developing and building around Justin Fields is priority number one, but Poles will have other areas of need to fill as well.
With Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles’ background in Kansas City, there could be some intriguing free agents following him.
The Bears have several holes they must fill this offseason — a few areas bigger than others. Fortunately, Poles comes from one of the best organizations in football and they have some good players coming off the last year of their contracts.
The first thing Poles could do for the Bears, in free agency, is convince some former Chiefs to sign with Chicago. Like building a coaching staff, sometimes, it’s all about relationships you have developed around the league — players included.
There are three players, in particular, who could choose to follow Poles to the Bears. Each one may end up having a big role, too.