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Bears rejects spark Buccaneers' Super Bowl run

Feb 06, 2021 - Chicago Sun-Times

The Bears chose Phil Emery over Jason Licht for their general manager's job in 2012, then chose Marc Trestman over Bruce Arians for head coach in 2013. Now, Arians and Licht are one step from a Super Bowl title. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ought to at least tip their cap to the Bears as they prepare for Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

The Bears, however unwittingly and indirectly, played a hand in the Buccaneers' sudden rise from perennial also-ran to the Super Bowl under coach Bruce Arians and ge...