Ted Phillips Announces Retirement From Chicago Bears CEO Role

According to Dan Pompei, a writer for The Athletic, Bears President/CEO is retiring at the end of the 2022 season. Phillips, 84, has been with the Bears since 1984. He started as the teams Controller and made his way up to Director of Finace. Iā€™m 1993 he was promoted to Vice President of Operations, where he served for six years before being promoted to President. There has been speculation of his retirement due to the Bears reportedly interviewed Omar Khan for the President role, who later accepted the GM role for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Phillips likely wanted to oversee the purchase of the Arlington Race Track and make sure it was set for the next President. 

Phillips has been with the team for almost 40 years and has been widely regarded as unfit for the President role. He has a background in fiance and business, and no real background in football. He oversaw the team and football operations for most of his time and was highly trusted by the Mccaskey family. He has been great on the fianacly side of the job and will do a great job on the purchase of the Arligton Race Track. The search for his successor is reportedly already underway and will likely be announced in the coming months.

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