It’s been quite the offseason for the Chicago Bears and general manager Ryan Poles. Armed with the most money to spend in free agency and the No. 1 overall pick, the Bears dominated headlines from February to April.
There were great expectations for Poles and the Bears this offseason, too. Poles’ first year on the job was a free pass. He had to tear down the roster in 2022 so he could begin to rebuild it in his vision this year. And now that he’s gone through a cycle of free agency and a critical 10-player draft class, an evaluation of the evaluator will commence once the 2023 season begins.
Let’s look at which of Ryan Poles’ 2023 offseason moves has a chance to be the best decision, and which one could be the worst.