Kevin Warren expected to be hired by Chicago Bears as new CEO/President
Kevin Warren may soon be on the move. The Chicago Bears have been rumored to be targeting B1G commissioner Warren as its next CEO for some time now; According to sources from Ian Rapoport, that deal is now all but finished.
Warren was previously the COO of the Minnesota Vikings and oversaw the construction of a new stadium in Minneapolis. Chicago is doing something similar, likely moving on from iconic Soldier Field and moving to a new stadium in Arlington Heights in the near future.
This is a great hire for Bears fans, but a major blow to the B1G as well.
Sources: The #Bears are expected to name Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren as their new president and CEO. A major hire for the organization and for Warren, who spent time in the NFL prior to college football as a top executive for the #Vikings.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2023
Warren took over as B1G commissioner for Jim Delaney in 2019. Should the deal officially go through, Warren’s time at the helm of the conference will likely be remembered for bringing USC and UCLA into the fold, though he will not oversee their official entry into the conference in 2024.
As for what this means for the B1G moving forward, we will soon find out.