It didn't look like it would happen, but by the grace of the football gods, the Chicago Bears are in the playoffs.
A couple of weeks ago we heard that some major changes were coming for the Bears if they missed the playoffs, it does seem that even if there's changes, head coach Matt Nagy is safe for another season.
What about general manager Ryan Pace?
Sounds like he's on the hot seat.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears could be targeting Kansas City Chiefs Director of Football Operations Mike Borgonzi.
"Rumors have circulated in the last week that the Bears could target Kansas City Chiefs director of football operations Mike Borgonzi. This is speculation, but I heard this from two unrelated sources in the last few days, and with the Chiefs earning the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, Borgonzi wouldn’t be available to be hired away until the season is complete for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Does that mean it’s Borgonzi or no one else? Absolutely not. But that’s a name that was churning in the rumor mill the past few days, and a quick hiring cycle this week by teams already looking for new a GM would not remove him from play. Obviously, there are many other people in consideration for GM jobs who are attached to playoff teams, but Borgonzi is the name I heard, and if the Bears would consider hiring a new GM to work with their current coach, he’s someone who could come in and have a preestablished relationship with Nagy."
This is some interesting chatter because it doesn't necessarily mean that Borgonzi would replace Pace as chatter continues to build that Ted Phillips will be leaving the president role.
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— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) January 4, 2021