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ESPN.com
3 months ago
Chicago Bears

'Tune in': Bears know who they'll draft at No. 1

Bears GM Ryan Poles knows the No. 1 draft pick but keeps it a secret until draft day. [ more ]
Dabearsblog
3 months ago
Chicago Bears

Lessons From Ryan Poles' first two drafts

Ryan Poles focuses on drafting athletic players with high Relative Athletic Scores (RAS) and athleticism scores above 70.
The majority of Chicago Bears' draft picks in the first 5 rounds have above-average to elite athleticism based on RAS and athleticism scores. [ more ]
sportslens.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Will the Bears trade Justin Fields this offseason?

The Chicago Bears made a significant trade with the Carolina Panthers, acquiring WR D.J. Moore and a first-round pick in exchange for the #1 pick in 2023.
GM Ryan Poles aims to improve the team by being transparent with QB Justin Fields about the possibility of trading him. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Bears' Ryan Poles should again be a popular man at combine with No. 1 pick

ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller considers Caleb Williams a generational talent and his top pick in the draft.
Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles may be receiving significant trade offers for the No. 1 overall pick due to USC's Caleb Williams being highly regarded. [ more ]
ESPN.com
6 months ago
Chicago Bears

GM: Bears 'open-minded' about top overall pick

Bears GM Ryan Poles will consider trading the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, similar to his decision last year.
Poles is open-minded about the decision and wants to see continued growth from quarterback Justin Fields. [ more ]
ESPN.com
3 months ago
Chicago Bears

'Tune in': Bears know who they'll draft at No. 1

Bears GM Ryan Poles knows the No. 1 draft pick but keeps it a secret until draft day. [ more ]
Dabearsblog
3 months ago
Chicago Bears

Lessons From Ryan Poles' first two drafts

Ryan Poles focuses on drafting athletic players with high Relative Athletic Scores (RAS) and athleticism scores above 70.
The majority of Chicago Bears' draft picks in the first 5 rounds have above-average to elite athleticism based on RAS and athleticism scores. [ more ]
sportslens.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Will the Bears trade Justin Fields this offseason?

The Chicago Bears made a significant trade with the Carolina Panthers, acquiring WR D.J. Moore and a first-round pick in exchange for the #1 pick in 2023.
GM Ryan Poles aims to improve the team by being transparent with QB Justin Fields about the possibility of trading him. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Bears' Ryan Poles should again be a popular man at combine with No. 1 pick

ESPN draft analyst Matt Miller considers Caleb Williams a generational talent and his top pick in the draft.
Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles may be receiving significant trade offers for the No. 1 overall pick due to USC's Caleb Williams being highly regarded. [ more ]
ESPN.com
6 months ago
Chicago Bears

GM: Bears 'open-minded' about top overall pick

Bears GM Ryan Poles will consider trading the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, similar to his decision last year.
Poles is open-minded about the decision and wants to see continued growth from quarterback Justin Fields. [ more ]
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Steelers Depot
3 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

Poles: Steelers Getting 'A Great Kid' That Works His Butt Off In Justin Fields

Ryan Poles made a tough decision to trade Justin Fields to the Steelers, emphasizing Fields' character and work ethic.
Despite the emotional difficulty, Poles believes Fields' move to the Steelers is positive and highlights the quarterback's dynamic abilities. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Why the Bears settled on trading Justin Fields to the Steelers

The dynamic of having both Patrick Mahomes and Justin Fields on the same team was deemed untenable by the Bears' management.
The Bears traded Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 2025 sixth-round pick that could convert to a fourth rounder based on Fields' playing time. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

GM: Bears to make QB call as quickly as possible

Bears GM Ryan Poles has no master plan yet for quarterback decision at the NFL combine.
Poles emphasizes the importance of making a prompt decision on the team's quarterback situation, considering all options. [ more ]
Steelers Depot
3 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

Poles: Steelers Getting 'A Great Kid' That Works His Butt Off In Justin Fields

Ryan Poles made a tough decision to trade Justin Fields to the Steelers, emphasizing Fields' character and work ethic.
Despite the emotional difficulty, Poles believes Fields' move to the Steelers is positive and highlights the quarterback's dynamic abilities. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Why the Bears settled on trading Justin Fields to the Steelers

The dynamic of having both Patrick Mahomes and Justin Fields on the same team was deemed untenable by the Bears' management.
The Bears traded Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 2025 sixth-round pick that could convert to a fourth rounder based on Fields' playing time. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

GM: Bears to make QB call as quickly as possible

Bears GM Ryan Poles has no master plan yet for quarterback decision at the NFL combine.
Poles emphasizes the importance of making a prompt decision on the team's quarterback situation, considering all options. [ more ]
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Dabearsblog
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

First Week of Free Agency Reveals Continued Prudence, Patience of Poles

Ryan Poles has a clear vision for building the Chicago Bears based on his process and stubbornness.
Poles values flexibility in roster management and is focused on long-term success rather than immediate big-ticket acquisitions. [ more ]
Dabearsblog
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Free Agency Open Thread: With Kevin Byard Signed, Who's Next?

The Chicago Bears have the 3rd most cap space for Free Agency
Ryan Poles initiated Free Agency with the signing of Kevin Byard. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Bears place franchise tag on cornerback Johnson

The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on cornerback Jaylon Johnson.
General manager Ryan Poles expressed confidence in the offer extended to Johnson. [ more ]
Dabearsblog
1 month ago
Chicago Bears

Talking Through Potential 2024 Bears 'Negatives'

Potential weaknesses in the 2024 Chicago Bears team need addressing to secure success in the NFC North. [ more ]
Dabearsblog
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

First Week of Free Agency Reveals Continued Prudence, Patience of Poles

Ryan Poles has a clear vision for building the Chicago Bears based on his process and stubbornness.
Poles values flexibility in roster management and is focused on long-term success rather than immediate big-ticket acquisitions. [ more ]
Dabearsblog
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Free Agency Open Thread: With Kevin Byard Signed, Who's Next?

The Chicago Bears have the 3rd most cap space for Free Agency
Ryan Poles initiated Free Agency with the signing of Kevin Byard. [ more ]
ESPN.com
4 months ago
Chicago Bears

Bears place franchise tag on cornerback Johnson

The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on cornerback Jaylon Johnson.
General manager Ryan Poles expressed confidence in the offer extended to Johnson. [ more ]
Dabearsblog
1 month ago
Chicago Bears

Talking Through Potential 2024 Bears 'Negatives'

Potential weaknesses in the 2024 Chicago Bears team need addressing to secure success in the NFC North. [ more ]
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ESPN.com
7 months ago
Chicago Bears

3 reasons the Bears would -- or wouldn't -- deal Justin Fields if they land the No. 1 pick

Bears GM Ryan Poles would have to be "blown away" by top QB prospects Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud to consider moving on from Justin Fields.
Stroud is having an impressive rookie season and is even in the MVP conversation.
The Bears are unsure if Fields is their long-term answer at quarterback and will closely evaluate him. [ more ]
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