Ellis: Why we might learn a lot about Ryan Pace’s job security from Bears’ 1st-round pick

We may soon get a hint at one of the offseason's biggest Bears questions.

(670 The Score) Hey, totally random question: Remember when Bears president Ted Phillips called general manager Ryan Pace's job security “not really pertinent” to the conversation about the team’s immediate future?

Go ahead and call that what it is: a somewhat successful and weird attempt to buy time. Ownership is notoriously patient – to a fault some say, quite loudly on the internet – and Pace is by all accounts a Good Dude. The emphasis and value placed on personal relationships over seemingly all else may occasionally (lol) frustrate impatient fans, but it’s how the Bears operate. They are, after all, a family business.

But still, it’s not like Pace has tenure. At some point -- and my guess is probably pretty soon -- concrete decisions are going to be made about his future at Halas Hall. The good news for those aforementioned occasionally frustrated Bears fans is that in two weeks (I know, we’re almost there, just ho