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The Chicago Bears Have Fired Ryan Pace

The Chicago Bears have fired their general manager Ryan Pace after seven seasons.
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The McCaskeys brought Ryan Pace into the Chicago Bears organization prior to the 2015 season. In seven years with Pace at the helm of this windy ship, the Bears went 48-65 and lost their only two playoff appearances. Finally, after the loss to the Vikings, the McCaskey family has had enough. The Chicago Bears have finally fired Ryan Pace, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Ryan Pace has a history of avoiding public speaking unless he absolutely has to. He weaved his way through the city and fandom because he was never really held accountable for the mistakes he made. The McCaskeys never spoke ill of Ryan Pace and that was part of their own incompetence.

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Pace hired two head coaches and neither of them worked out. John Fox took the Denver Broncos to a 12-4 the season before coming to Chicago and Pace was advised to make that hire. It made sense at the time considering Fox's resume.

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Then Pace found Matt Nagy when the John Fox experiment didn't work out the way he'd hoped. Nagy was supposed to be the offensive guru. He was supposed to fix Mitchell Trubisky, a task that shouldn't have even existed if Pace was a competent GM.

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Ryan Pace's Legacy is Drafting the Wrong QB in Mitchell Trubisky

Remember how exciting it was in the 2017 NFL Draft when the Chicago Bears traded up to the No. 2 spot? The feeling was thrilling. The Bears were going to end up with one of the top quarterbacks in the draft.

But Ryan Pace thought Mitchell Trubisky was the answer. This failure was one of many huge red flags. Remember the debacle that was the drafting of Kevin White? Pace's ineptitude began there and only worsened as he missed shot after shot.

Ryan Pace Had Some Hits Over His Misses

Pace's tenure wasn't completely bad. He did find gold in linebacker Roquan Smith, running back David Montgomery, and receiver Darnell Mooney. These players are here to stay in the short term. They will be foundational pieces of this organization for the immediate future.

The McCaskeys moved on from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy, but what now? Could Louis Riddick be the answer for the Bears front office? If so, would he bring Jim Harbaugh in to be their next head coach?