The Chicago Bears contacted at least 10 general manager candidates and nine coach candidates for interviews. While they are being interviewed, we look at each candidate.
Next up is Glenn Cook, who was interviewed for the general manager position on Wednesday, Bears announced.
Name: Glenn Cook
Title: Cleveland Browns, VP of Player Human Resources
Experience: Cook has been with the Browns since 2016, starting as Assistant Director of Professional Scouting and then promoted in 2020 under General Manager Andrew Berry. He previously worked as a Professional Scout for the Green Bay Packers from 2012 to 2015 and as an Assistant Scout for the Indianapolis Colts from 2011 to 2012.
You must know: Cook was a midfielder for the University of Miami from 2004 to 2008, with a total of 185 tackles, 23½ losing tackles, 16 quarterback pressures and two fumble touchdowns. He returned to his alma mater to become a graduate assistant.
Connection with Chicago: After Cook retired from his football career, the Chicago Cubs selected him in round 46 in 2009. The former pitcher and center fielder played for the Cubs Cubs rookie league that season.
What was said: “He’s a guy who turned pro, he went to college, really good at research, his training contracts – I just think he has a wide range of skills,” Berry said in the 2020 edition when promoting Cook. “He’s a talented appraiser and he has really great people skills. I think it will work well, not only managing our scouts, but our exploratory intelligence function, which is actually a hybrid area between traditional assessment, research and strategy, and I think this is really important for the person who is going work day. – the current staff in the organization. ”