The Chicago Bears hire Kevin Warren, the “proven leader” of the Big Ten, as their President and CEO
The Chicago Bears hire Big Ten and “proven leader” Kevin Warren as their President and CEO as they make plans for next season after earning the No. 1 pick overall
The Bears are breathing fresh air after a disappointing 3-14 season as the franchise announced Kevin Warren as its new president and CEO.
Warren, who will be the team’s first black president, comes after serving as commissioner of the Big Ten conference from 2020 to now.
He will have to cut his work out for him to try and improve an organization that has had a low winning percentage in a single season since 1969.
Kevin Warren has served as the commissioner of the NCAA’s Big Ten Conference since 2020
“Kevin is a man of integrity, respect and excellence, all of which are critical core values of the Chicago Bears, and we welcome his perspective and diverse thinking to lead this storied organization,” said Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey, in a team statement.
‘He is a proven leader who has often stepped outside of his comfort zone to challenge the status quo for unconventional growth and prosperity. In this role, Warren will serve in the franchise’s primary leadership position to help bring the next Super Bowl championship trophy home to Bears fans.’
Warren replaces Ted Phillips, who is retiring after 40 years with the company and 23 years as President and CEO.
Bears chairman George H. McCaskey selected Warren as the franchise’s fifth president
The former Big Ten commissioner comes with previous NFL experience, having previously served as an executive with the Rams, Lions and Vikings.
And it’s a pivotal time for the Bears franchise, as they are the No. 1 overall pick in April’s NFL draft following their three-win season.
Warren is According to reports, he should start his job on April 17, 10 days before the 2023 NFL Draft.
Justin Fields had the second most successful rushing season of all time for a quarterback (1,143 yards), but again went unspectacularly through the air in his sophomore year.
Justin Fields had a great year on the ground but left something to be desired in the air
He only ranked 26th in passing yards (2,242), 16th in touchdown passes (17), and 25th in passer rating (85.2), leading many to question, whether Chicago will use its draft position to pick up another quarterback — although missing offensive weapons on the list — should be considered when evaluating fields.
Alabama’s Bryce Young or Ohio’s CJ Stroud are possible options for this pick, or the bears could opt for a tradedown.
Warren shared his gratitude for the opportunity in a statement.
“I am honored and recognize the responsibility given to me to lead the Chicago Bears at this exciting and pivotal time for the franchise,” he said in part.
“I look forward to building on the rich tradition that began with George Halas and connecting with Chicago’s unique and vibrant fan base.”
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