All of the most important people associated with the Chicago Bears were in attendance on Tuesday to welcome in the new Team President Kevin Warren. He is going to be the now-former Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. Now, he will be moving to this role in the NFL.
Warren has learned his trade well as his time that proceeded the Big Ten was spent with several NFL teams including the Minnesota Vikings who he helped build a new state-of-the-art stadium for them to play at. It sounds like doing the same is a top priority for the Bears now.
That is wonderful news for Bears fans. Soldier Field is hard to get to, hard to find parking once you do get there, and hard to use the bathroom or grab a drink mid-game. The team that helped invent the NFL deserves to give its fans a much better experience than what they are.
It is on Ryan Poles (the general manager) and his staff with Matt Eberflus (the head coach) to get the product on the field right. It is on Warren to help guide them while getting this team where it needs to be in other areas. Getting a new stadium is a great start.
The Chicago Bears introduced Kevin Warren on Tuesday afternoon.
George McCaskey was the first to speak as he introduced Kevin Warren. He made some kind comments about him and his ability to lead this franchise. He also made it clear that he believes that “Papa Bear is smiling today”.
The Chicago Bears drafted Justin Fields in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Of course, he is the most important player in the organization so naturally, he was asked about Fields and what he thinks of him.
You might remember when Kevin Warren tried to shut down the entire Big Ten season during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. His intentions were to protect the players and nobody can ever say anything bad about that.
However, Justin Fields led the committee of people to try and get the players on the field in a timely and safe manner. This led to politics getting involved and eventually they played enough games to qualify as a league eligible for the College Football Playoff.
Fields and Warren have seemed to develop a relationship from that time of their lives. There is a good amount of respect there between the two people. Now, they will try and be important pieces for this franchise as they work toward winnings championships.
It also seems as if Kevin Warren is confident in his new team led by himself. He believes that the Chicago Bears have the best fans in the world and they are going to deliver championships for them. It was awesome to hear the passion that he has for the whole thing.
There is no doubt that Kevin Warren made a great first impression with his new team. They have a long way to go before they are good again but that is for Ryan Poles to worry about.
Between a plan to get a new stadium, a plan to rebuild the team, and some fresh new ideas that we’ve never seen from the Bears before, things are looking good right now. Hopefully, this all works out well.