Here's what local and national media members are saying about the Bears hiring Ryan Poles as the seventh general manager in franchise history.
Bears’ search team was impressed with Poles’ leadership, direct communication style, poise, intelligence and confidence. They liked that he excelled in his role with an elite organization and were impressed with the plan and vision he shared to make the Bears successful. https://t.co/J26HEiTfXL— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) January 26, 2022
This isn’t a good hire by the Bears.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 25, 2022
This is an incredible hire by the Bears.
This franchise is in GREAT hands with Ryan Poles leading the way going forward. https://t.co/aD4yLGH8eG
From a source who has worked extensively with Ryan Poles.— Anthony Herron (@BigAntHerron) January 25, 2022
“He is a really special dude!!! Smart. Organized. Detailed. Real Football guy with modern day philosophical approach!!! Combines old school and new school!!!”#Bears https://t.co/wvxEdjgfyy
Maybe the best indication of the impression new Bears GM Ryan Poles has made with teams—he's interviewed for 4 GM jobs over the last 12 months (Panthers last year; Bears, Vikings, Giants this year), and he's been a finalist for all of them.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 25, 2022
Which is why Chicago moved fast today.
I don’t think Chicago could have done better.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 25, 2022
Ryan Poles to Bears as GM, fantastic move— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 25, 2022
When we see George McCaskey pickup a GM candidate at the airport, you know he’s the leader. That said, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Ryan Poles.— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) January 25, 2022
Poles is a Football Guy! And I like that!! #BearDown— Jerry Azumah (@JerryAzumah) January 25, 2022
Ryan Poles is a fantastic hire for the #Bears, and Bears fans should be incredibly excited.— Eric Galko (@EricGalko) January 25, 2022
Fantastic, experienced evaluator who knows how to construct a winning roster. https://t.co/hF9Y9619jp
Ryan Poles will be the Bears' new GM.— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) January 25, 2022
As the Chiefs' director of player personnel, Poles was instrumental helping the team build a championship roster.
The Chiefs had an excellent draft last year, too. Here's a story on Poles' involvement. https://t.co/LUMVrXgzHh