In a move sure to have far-reaching implications for the future of the franchise, the Bears announced today they have fired long-time GM Jerry Angelo, who will immediately be replaced by former Cubs GM Jim Hendry.

“Jerry has been an invaluable member of the Bears for the past 11 years, but at this point we feel that it’s better to take the team in a new, fresh direction,” team president Ted Phillips told reporters. “While Jim might not have any experience in the NFL, we saw the work he did with the Cubs and felt he would be the perfect general manager for the kind of team we want to have.”

Hendry told media outlets that he was excited for the new opportunity, and that his first move would be to sign Brett Favre to a seven-year, $136 million contract.

By Jeff GoodSmith

Jeff GoodSmith