Now that Mitchell Trubisky has lost his job, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace shouldn’t be far behind.

There is nothing more important for a general manager than finding, and developing, a franchise quarterback. It is the difference between a team being a playoff contender and having one of the first picks in the draft. It is the one decision that can either ensure a franchise’s stability for a decade-plus or set it off on a never-ending cascade of futility and frustration.

And on this, the one move he could not afford to get wrong, Pace has failed. Spectacularly.