Chicago Bears: Ryan Pace releases heartfelt statement after being fired
|Monday, January 10, 2022, 7:06 PM- -|
The Chicago Bears announced on Monday morning that they had fired their head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.
Pace released the following classy statement to the Bears ownership, Nagy and staff, fans and more on Monday night.
"I want to thank the Bears organization, especially Mrs. Virginia McCaskey, George H. McCaskey and Ted Phillips, for the last seven years. This is a first-class organization and my family and I enjoyed our time in Chicago," Pace said in a statement released through the team. "Today's news is the tough part of our business but, I am proud to have poured absolutely everything into making the Chicago Bears a better football team every single day since first stepping foot into Halas Hall. From the expansion of Halas Hall, to every staff hire, every roster move, every scouting trip, every draft pick was with a championship vision in mind.
"To Matt Nagy and his family, thank you. Together the last four years we built a culture that persevered and a foundation that will catapult the organization into the next phase of success. Although we did not reach our ultimate goal, we accomplished a lot, most notably an NFL North title, two playoff berths, 19 Pro Bowlers and 6 All-Pro selections.
"To the entire football operations staff, I appreciate your dedication and tireless efforts during our time together. Your grind behind the scenes does not go unnoticed and the sacrifices are essential to the successes we have had together.
"Bears fans, your passion is palpable daily. Through the wins and losses, it was our constant goal to deliver the championship you deserve. Thank you for making this city the best 'home field advantage' in the NFL.
"Our family is from Illinois, went to college in Illinois and as Bears fans for life, we are proud to say that we are confident the future is bright for this team going forward."
Statement from Ryan Pace: pic.twitter.com/OkQYzp5K00— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 10, 2022