6. Draft­ing Mitch Tru­bisky sec­ond over­all in 2017.

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We’ll never know if Pace could have got­ten Tru­bisky at No. 3 without trad­ing three other picks to move up — and Patrick Ma­homes and De­shaun Wat­son sure look like good fall­back op­tions. But as a player and a leader, Tru­bisky looks like a quar­ter­back who can win the Su­per Bowl.

7. Draft­ing safety Ed­die Jack­son and run­ning back Tarik Co­hen in 2017.

It’s one thing to get com­ple­men­tary play­ers in the mid­dle rounds of the draft, but these two are le­git­i­mate play­mak­ers. Co­hen’s ver­sa­til­ity makes him a threat to score from any­where on the field. Jack­son, with four touch­downs this sea­son and six in 17 games in the NFL, might be Pace’s best pound-for-pound draft pick.

8. Hir­ing Matt Nagy.

Fox was the right hire at the time be­cause the Bears needed sta­bil­ity af­ter the dys­func­tion of the Emery/Trest­man era and more help on de­fense than on of­fense, with Cut­ler at quar­ter­back.

But with an im­proved de­fense un­der Fan­gio and a de­vel­op­ing quar­ter­back in Tru­bisky, the dy­namic changed, and the Bears needed an of­fen­sive coach who would de­velop Tru­bisky. Iden­ti­fy­ing and hir­ing Nagy looks like a mas­ter­stroke. He not only is de­vel­op­ing Tru­bisky and the of­fense but seems to have the right touch as a mod­ern­era NFL head coach.

9. Keep­ing Fan­gio.

Mitch Tru­bisky Ryan Pace, Khalil Mack, Matt Nagy Vic Fan­gio

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