Jan 26, 2022

Chicago Bears hire Chiefs' Ryan Poles as general manager

Posted Jan 26, 2022 8:48 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Poles has been hired as Chicago's general manager.

The move comes almost 15 years after the former offensive tackle signed with the team as an undrafted free agent and then failed to make the final roster.

Poles has spent the previous 13 seasons in the Chiefs' front office. He was the team's director of college scouting in 2017 when Kansas City drafted Patrick Mahomes with the No. 10 overall pick after Chicago took Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2.

Poles succeeds Ryan Pace. The team has yet to hire a coach to replace Matt Nagy.