jnrjr79 wrote:nitetrain8603 wrote:It's clear that Pace is awful at cap management and negotiations. I can see why he was a scout. He's legit the worst GM I've seen with Cap Management.
Why is Robert Quinn still on that roster but Fuller isn't?
Why did they pay Dalton 10 million when he was only paid 3 by Dallas?
Why did you extend a kicker to a huge deal as your first step of the offseason?
Why did you ever pay Mike Glennon?
Losing out on Russell Wilson or DeShaun Watson because their teams won't trade them is kind of understandable. But why aren't you signing OL? Why didn't you cut most of your OL this offseason?
In the order you asked:
1. Because Quinn’s money this year is guaranteed.
2. Agreed. I assume Bill Lazor is “why” he was the stopgap choice, but I don’t like it generally or for $10M.
3. The Bears finally figured out the position after having been snakebit for years. This was the right move.
4. Glennon isn’t really an example of bad cap management. They had the space for him and only guaranteed the one season, so they didn’t hamstring the future. He just sucked and was a bad signing generally.
5. The Bears figured out their OL pretty well by the end of the season. They could use an upgrade at tackle, but are otherwise fine enough. They apparently tried for Williams. Tackles are expensive. They may draft someone (but realistically have to make a choice in the first round between tackle and QB, given the mess they are in). Cutting “most” of the O-line would have been insane.
The Bears’ cap management under Pace has been ok. It’s the inability to figure out QB (including trading up to draft a guy who flopped who the Niners weren’t even going to pick anyway), and pretty much just that, that will make his tenure a huge failure. The Bears under the Pace/Nagy regime have been 12-4, 8-8, and 8-8. What would those records have been with Watson or Mahomes? Or even say a good reclamation project line Ryan Tannehill? It’s the commitment to Mitch that sunk the ship.
I disagree. Reason #1 is why I disagree. Quinn should've never got the money he got from the Bears, especially considering they needed help on offense, not on defense.