New Bears head coach Ryan Pace said in an interview on Friday that he was “totally fine” with his team having a second straight losing season.
Pace said that he wanted to make sure that the Bears “don’t lose again in a few years” before the 2017 season began.
The Bears are 10-17 and the fourth-worst team in the NFC North, and Pace said that a new team has been put together.
“I want to make it so that when we go into the playoffs that we’re ready for that,” Pace said.
“I’m not worried about anything, but I want to be very prepared for the next season.”
He said that the new team is being led by the team’s “best quarterback in Drew Brees”, who has been named the NFL’s MVP.
The New Orleans Saints are currently 15th in the NFL, with an 8-8 record in the last 12 games.
Pace has been at the helm of the Bears since 2009 and is the longest-tenured coach in NFL history.