The flinty maestro grasping for a winning formula, Jerry Angelo’s future personnel decisions he makes this offseason.
A one-time personnel guy for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Angelo famously arrived at the Bears doorstep through a search firm. He took just five years to build a Super Bowl team, but his legacy is tied more closely to his suspect record in the NFL Draft and some questionable personnel moves -- like trading Chris Harris, drafting Rex Grossman and exchanging a starting quarterback, two first-round and one third-round draft picks for Jay Cutler and Johnny Knox.
Angelo and the Bears broke open the vault in 2010 and spent more money than ever in the off-season, picking up pricey free agents Chester Taylor, Julius Peppers and Brandon Manumaleuna.
The meter’s up on his fare. Will Angelo’s controversial moves prove he’s the GM the Bears were searching for, or did he break the bank for nothing?