Chicago Bears Fire GM Jerry Angelo
According to ESPN‘s Chris Mortensen via Twitter, the Chicago Bears have fired general manager Jerry Angelo after 11 seasons with the team.
Angelo’s firing comes after a disappointing 8-8 season following the loss of star offensive players Jay Cutler and Matt Forte. The Bears were expected to make a run at the Super Bowl after reaching the NFC title game last season, but fell to 8-8 after a 7-3 start prior to injuries to Cutler and Forte.
With Angelo gone, the Bears now start the search for a new GM in the front office, which could also lead to a completely new coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz has already been rumored to be on his way out, but the firing of Angelo could also equate to Love Smith being pushed out of Chicago, as well.
The changes that happen in Chicago over the next month will directly impact their 2012 roster, as a new regime could decide to part ways with star running back Matt Forte, and could even decide to move on from injured 34-year old linebacker Brian Urlacher. Stay tuned.