Composition of article title Ryan Pace becomes the highest-paid head coach in NFL history article com The Bears’ head coach Ryan Pace, a five-time Pro Bowler, will become the highest paid head coach of the NFL in history on Friday when the team announced he will join the team as general manager.
Pace, who will become a full-time assistant, will report directly to coach Marc Trestman, who is the team’s general manager, according to the team.
Pace was the Bears’ offensive coordinator from 2008-11 and spent the next six seasons as offensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints.
Pace will replace Jeff Tedford, who was fired in October.
In the new role, Pace will oversee a wide-ranging football operation, including drafting and developing talent and scouting and developing players.
He will also oversee the organization’s medical, development and training programs.
Pace is the highest earned head coach to earn the position since the Cleveland Browns hired Joe Banner in 1983.
Pace led the Rams to two Super Bowl appearances in five seasons, while also compiling two straight winning seasons.
Pace also guided the Bears to two NFC Championship games in four seasons.
The Bears have been one of the league’s top teams over the last two seasons, but their 2015 season saw them finish 15-28, finishing last in the NFC West.
This year, the team has lost seven of its last eight games.
The new general manager joins the Bears as a co-owner, meaning he will also have ownership of the team and the NFL team, which are owned by the NFL’s commissioner and the league office.