The Chicago Bears made headlines on Monday and made the two moves everybody was hoping for.
Moving on from GM Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy.
It doesn't seem like they'll be wasting much time finding their replacements.
According to Bears' insider Adam Hoge, the Bears already have an interview lined up.
Hoge reports that the Bears will be speaking with Indianapolis Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown.
Hoge goes on to list Brown as a "strong candidate" to land the Bears' job.
There are a number of factors that make Brown a logical fit the Bears. For one, he spent seven years as the team's assistant director of pro personnel from 2001-07, so George McCaskey and Ted Phillips have familiarity with him. Brown has been Colts general manager Chris Ballard’s right-hand man for the last five years in Indianapolis, largely directing the Colts’ drafts, which have been strong. Ballard was a finalist for the Bears’ general manager job in 2015, but the Bears hired Ryan Pace instead. Hiring Brown now could be seen as somewhat of a do-over for that decision.
Brown interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons’ GM job last year and is considered one of the top GM candidates around the league. Ballard is said to be pushing Brown as a GM candidate to other teams. Brown is known for his detailed scouting eye, with one example being Colts right tackle Braden Smith, who was drafted in the second round in 2018. Smith has shorter arms and was a guard at Auburn, but Brown had a plan for Smith to play right tackle right away, which surprised even Ballard, who thought he was better suited at guard. Smith ended up starting at right tackle as a rookie and just signed a four-year, $72.4 million contract extension in July.
Brown might not be the only person that's being looked at in the Colts' organization as Hoge adds director of player personnel Ed Dodds is likely to get a call too.