The Chicago Bears have filled their offensive coordinator vacancy with former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur.
Arguably the most important vacancy within the Chicago Bears organization could finally been filled. Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are rumored to bring in former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur as the new offensive coordinator, which should bring joy to the locker room, city and fans.
Last Tuesday, a lot of the NFL coaching dominos fell. The Giants found Shurmur’s replacement with New England Patriots wide receivers and special teams coach, Joe Judge. The Carolina Panthers elected to go with former Baylor and Temple head coach Matt Rhule as their new head coach as well.
Just a day prior to those hirings, the Dallas Cowboys inked a familiar face in Mike McCarthy to be their new head coach.
Moves are being made, and hopefully, the Bears make this one. Shurmur’s experience around the league for the last two decades has led him to Chicago, where the Bears would be depending heavily on him to fix an offense that is, well, broken.
In 2018, the Bears’ offense looked like it had taken five enormous steps forward with Nagy in his first year. Last season, they took those five steps back — and then some.
For several reasons, both Mitchell Trubisky and the rest of the offense took a nose dive. The Bears offense was a shell of its 2018 self.
The Shurmur hire would be intriguing, because many fans are hoping he will indeed be the one to call plays. That way, Nagy can step back and focus more on his head coaching duties than anything else — and Shurmur knows what he’s doing in that department.
With Shurmur on board, there would be several players who will benefit. But, three of them in particular could change the face of this group.