Bears GM Ryan Poles offered explanation for his conservative approach to free agency

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It’s tough being a fan of an NFL team that doesn’t participate in the free agency spending spree. It’s even tougher for Chicago Bears fans who expected the 2022 offseason to include significant upgrades on offense around quarterback Justin Fields.

The Bears have made some improvements on offense. Wide receivers Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown add depth and upside to the roster, and center Lucas Patrick is a significant upgrade over Sam Mustipher. But none of those transactions move the needle all that much. As a result, fans grow frustrated.

General Manager Ryan Poles is aware of the frustration. He feels it, too; he said in an interview with The Athletic that it’s difficult watching other teams make headlines while he stays the course. Ultimately, it’s that course that matters most.

Bryan Perez

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