Citing the need to increase efficiency in a worsening economy, Bears management Wednesday announced an internal restructuring that will eliminate 19 staff positions, including the team’s three quarterbacks.
"Tough times call for tough choices," said team president and CEO Ted Phillips in a statement. "Coach Lovie Smith has preached for years that we’re a running football team, so in this economic climate a passing game on top of that was a luxury we simply can’t afford."
NFL franchises like the Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots already have announced layoffs this offseason, although the Bears are the first NFL team to eliminate player roster spots.
does anyone hear crickets?
Being withoutout a quarterback is old news for the Bears, since the ones they have haven’t done squat for them. Good luck finding a championship QB, though. The QB isn’t the Bears only problem, they have needs (Pass rush, O-Line, WR).
We all have needs, Packers crashed too, Vikings won the division and took a nose dive immediately. Lions….ahh the Lions.
Bargain Shopping in the NFL…interesting