Jim Harbaugh could bring in Jim Tomsula as the Chicago Bears defensive line coach
Jim Tomsula’s longest tenure with an organization was that San Francisco 49ers team where he worked under Harbaugh. Tomsula was the 49ers’ defensive line coach from 2007-2014. After Harbaugh’s exit, Tomsula coached the team for the 2015 season as well before moving on to coaching the defensive line in Washington for three seasons.
Last year, Tomsula was the defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys, and one could argue he wasn’t given a fair shake because of how poor the defensive scheme was. Had he stuck around for this season, under Dan Quinn, Tomsula’s stock would be a lot higher. Instead, he spent this season out of football but should be ready to take on another coaching gig.
Tomsula is a guy who has worked with players like Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, Demarcus Lawrence, Aldon Smith, Justin Smith and Bryant Young in the past. He’s seen a bunch of talented defensive linemen in his day, and the Bears’ group is already a very talented bunch.
Under Tomsula, they could be even better. Depending upon whether or not they bring back Eddie Goldman, the Bears’ line could potentially be exactly what it was this season — and they were a special group. Featuring a new sack leader in franchise history and a feisty front, the Bears’ pass rush was excellent in 2021.