Report: Bears request permission to interview Eliot Wolf for G.M.

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The Bears are looking at a member of the Patriots’ front office to potentially be their next General Manager.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Chicago has requested permission to interview Patriots scouting consultant Eliot Wolf.

Wolf has been with the Patriots since March 2020 after spending a pair of seasons as the Browns’ assistant General Manager.

The son of Hall of Famer Ron Wolf, Eliot joined the Packers as a pro personnel assistant in 2004 and worked his way up to director of football operations before leaving for the Browns job.

He’s received several interviews to become a G.M. before, though Brian Gutekunst was named Packers G.M. to succeed Ted Thompson in 2018.

The Bears are Wolf’s first known interview of the 2022 cycle.

11 responses to “Report: Bears request permission to interview Eliot Wolf for G.M.

  1. No.

    Request denied.

    Chicago trying to clip more of NE with the Flores thing and now this. So annoying.

  2. NFL royalty, 17 years in the biz, he’s been interviewing for GM posts the last 4 seasons.

    Isn’t it curious he isn’t already running his own shop?

  3. So a team owned by kids who inherited the team are talking with the son of a revered former NFL GM? Makes sense. . . . .

  4. ImaPayne says:
    Flores and Wolf would turn around the chi town franchise in a hurry.
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    Given each’s track record they very well might make a formidable team.
    Unfortunately, neither Tom Flores nor Ron Wolf are available these days.

  5. I hope the Bears hire him as GM and then we will finally see just why Green Bay and other teams didnt hire him as their GM.what could be the reason the son of one of the greatest GMs ever hasnt got to run his own team after all this time in the league.maybe they know that name recognition doesnt make a person a great GM but a combination of very good front office personnel and a GM who go out and hire a very good head coach does make one a good GM.

  6. Sounds good on the surface but I’m a little leery of the father son thing after watching the Bowman clan with the Blackhawks. Different sport I know and there’s also the chance he’s better than his dad but yeah, he’s been interviewed elsewhere and not hired.

  7. New England would be wise to decline the request, from Chicago, and “lock up” Wolf with a big contract.

  8. Sounds good on the surface but I’m a little leery of the father son thing after watching the Bowman clan with the Blackhawks. Different sport I know and there’s also the chance he’s better than his dad but yeah, he’s been interviewed elsewhere and not hired.
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    Its too much to ask of this kid to be as good as his dad.

    The Raiders were a dynasty
    Wolf got the Creamcicle Bucs to an NFCC Game
    Then he resurrected the Packers

    Ron Wolf was one of the best personnel men in NFL history.

  9. New England would be wise to decline the request
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    Undoubtedly, he has an out in his contract.

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