Another Chiefs Staffer Poached by Bears

Chiefs' executive Ted Crews is joining the Chicago Bears in a prominent front office role
Chiefs' executive Ted Crews is joining the Chicago Bears in a prominent front office role / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs' connection with the Chicago Bears continued on Wednesday afternoon, as long-time Chiefs' executive Ted Crews was reportedly hired to serve as the Bears' special advisor to the President/CEO and chief administrative officer.

Crews, who spent 12 seasons with Kansas City, was most recently the Executive Vice President of Communications. He was promoted to that title in 2021 after originally joining the organization in 2012 as the Vice President of Communications.

He'll join Ryan Poles' staff, who was the Chiefs' Director of College Scouting prior to becoming Chicago's General Manager.

Chiefs News: Executive Ted Crews Joins Chicago Bears

Crews has worked in the NFL for 26 years, during 10 of which he was a captain of the league's Super Bowl public relations staff. He has vast experience working with a variety of coaching staffs and is well-regarded across both local and league circles.

With salary cap guru Brandt Tillis joining the Carolina Panthers this offseason, the Chiefs have big shoes to fill with two prominent executive roles.

There is an interesting connection between the Chiefs and Bears over recent years. Matt Nagy was hired as Chicago's head coach before returning to Kansas City, for example, and Poles' connection to the Chiefs has led him to rely on the organization for interviews and hirings within his own front office.

Crews leaves behind a powerful and respected legacy. He'll take on more responsibility with the Bears and his resume indicates he's ready for the promotion.

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