He was hired to run the football operations before the 2001 season. He was responsible for hiring the head coach and player acquisition. The Bears won four division titles in his 11 seasons. Signature moves included trading for Jay Cutler, drafting Devin Hester and Lance Briggs, and signing Julius Peppers. Before joining the Bears, he spent the previous 14 years as a member of the Bucs personnel department.
Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune