By Chris Emma–
(CBS) When Drew Brees got to know Ryan Pace during their time together in New Orleans, he could quickly recognize Pace’s ability to develop talent.
Pace is now general manager of the Bears, becoming the youngest general manager in football three years ago in part because of the successes they shared together. Brees wasn’t at all surprised to see Pace rise through the ranks in an NFL front office.
“Ryan, first of all, is a great person,” Brees said Thursday morning on the Mully and Hanley Show on 670 The Score. “I feel like he’s a great talent evaluator. He did great things for us back in New Orleans. It was only a matter of time before he got his opportunity to be a general manager somewhere. I felt like Chicago is lucky to have him.”