Bill Polian Denies Bears Rumors

Could executive Bill Polian come out of retirement to join the Bears? The Hall of Famer is telling people close to him at ESPN that it’s not in the cards, as Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune writes. Bill Polian (vertical)

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It’s absolutely wrong,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter told WMVP-AM 1000. “He laughed at the idea of it and was trying to figure out the genesis of it because he’s had absolutely no contact with anybody there. There is no job … and he was befuddled how he could be connected to the job.”

In the midst of a 3-10 season, there are big changes coming in Chicago. Whether those changes include a front office shakeup remains to be seen, but if Polian is to be believed, he will not a part of that turnover. Polian, 74, is a longtime friend of the team’s owners, but two of his television colleagues have been told that there have been no conversations between him and the organization regarding a job. Furthermore, the “senior advisory role” that he has been connected to does not currently exist in the organization.

Polian has worked as the general manager of three teams: the Bills, the Panthers, and most recently, the Colts. For now, it sounds like he is content with his second career in broadcasting.

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7 comments on “Bill Polian Denies Bears Rumors

  1. Strauss

    NUTS!!!!

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  2. josc2

    There’s no reason the Bears should bring him on board. He’s a great talent evaluator and a proven builder of championship rosters. Can’t see why Chicago would be interested in someone like that… They’re doing him a favor by not pursuing him.

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  3. stryk3istrukuout

    does he have a lazy eye or is it an odd angle or something? Excuse my lack of subtlety

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  4. hersch

    He’s one of the greatest football minds of our generation. I’d love to see Pegula hire him to oversee the rebuild of the Buffalo Bills.

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  5. ChiSoxCity

    He’s 74 years old. Why would he get involved with trying to rebuild a dysfunctional organization like the Bears? Life’s too short.

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  6. Booger

    He already said the only team he would work for is the Bills, because of his relationship with Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith and Western NY, as well as his past for the organization.

    He’s a hall of famer because of his time there.

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    • Booger

      As well as his past WITH the organization.

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