Ryan Pace’s position at Halas Hall was strengthened Monday with a two-year contract extension before the Bears general manager launched full speed into the coaching search.
He expressed “sincere optimism” in the direction the Bears are headed as they look for the 16th head coach in franchise history with Chairman George McCaskey and team President Ted Phillips assisting in the process.
What’s McCaskey’s pitch to prospective coaches?
“We’re what the league refers to as a legacy franchise,” he said. “We’ve been there from the start. We’re approaching our centennial, as well as the league’s. Chicago’s a great city. We have a roster that has a core of talent...