The Chicago Bears are a bad football organization. They have been poorly run for the better part of four decades. A lot of it has had to do with Ted Phillips who has been the President and CEO. He has been with the organization for over 40 years.
It came out on Friday that he is going to retire in February after all of this time. It has come out that until then, he is going to lead the efforts to get the new stadium in Arlington Heights. That could be a very strong way for him to go out and leave on a positive note.
With Phillips in charge, the Bears have been very bad. They don’t have any sustained success with him at the top and it is time for a change. This news that he is going to retire is going to change the franchise going forward.
The Chicago Bears have had some ups and downs with Ted Phillips at the top.
It is obvious that the Bears have had poor performances on the field under Phillips which is going to be his legacy. However, the team has thrived off the field which has made him successful in his work from that standpoint.
Now, the Bears have to move on and focus on winning football games while transitioning into a new stadium. If Phillips helps lead the way into this new Arlington stadium, they will be very well off going forward because they can make even more money.
A lot of change has come to this team in the last 12 months. They have hired a new GM, a new head coach, multiple new coaches in other areas, and are transitioning into a new starting quarterback. With Phillips leaving, that really only leaves the ownership group left.
Hopefully, this provides some hope for the franchise as it transitions into its next phase. 2022 is going to be a bad year on the field but there is light at the end of the tunnel for them.