With news surfacing today that Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren is a “strong candidate” to succeed retiring Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips, we’re sure to see news trickle out of other potential candidates/interviewees.
Indeed, that’s already begun! One of the names that has emerged is Colin Faulkner, the Chicago Cubs Vice President of Sales and Marketing and husband of Blackhawks President of Business Operations, Jaime Faulkner.
In a story at The Athletic co-penned by Adam Jahns, Matt Fortuna, and others, Faulkner is a candidate for the job and has interviewed with the Bears twice for the position.
Phillips has been at the helm of the Bears day-to-day operations since 1999 and has been with the franchise in one capacity or another for 39 years.
The Bears released a statement today in the wake of the Warren report at ESPN, and the Big Ten did as well, both of which you can read below:
All in all, it seems like Faulkner is a candidate for the job — or was at some point — but the most recent story here at The Athletic reads as though Warren is indeed the favorite to land the job.
You can check that out here: