Chicago Bears 5 Possible replacements for GM Ryan Pace

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4. Joe Hortiz, Director of Player Personnel, Baltimore Ravens

The Chicago Bears need to have a complete rebuild. There is no other place to look for that than to an organization with a world-class front office and success in doing just that.

Joe Hortiz has been with the Baltimore Ravens since 1998. In that time, the Ravens have built a team that is a playoff contender nearly every season. They also won two Super Bowl titles as well.

Hortiz held several positions dealing with scouting throughout his tenure in Baltimore. That means he has the experience to rebuild the team through the draft. He’ll be able to hit on some first or second-round draft picks and not solely depend on late-round picks to succeed.

Pace is a general manager who is ultra-aggressive and tries to find talent that others might not. Yes, because of that he’s hit on some picks, but he’s also missed out on a lot of talented players because he decided to go after an unknown prospect who ultimately didn’t make the cut.

Hortiz isn’t an aggressive, flashy guy. He’ll evaluate the talent and stick to his draft board. He won’t make a blockbuster move up or a blockbuster trade to bring in players. He is boring but he gets the job done. WIthout making blockbuster moves, he’ll build a blockbuster roster.