These 5 coaches should be priority interviews for the Chicago Bears

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The Chicago Bears should interview Ryan Day for their head coach opening

Maybe the biggest long shot of the NFL coaching carousel this offseason will be Ryan Day leaving Ohio State to come to the pros. For a little while now, we’ve known that Day has denied any rumors of him going to the NFL.

However, money talks. Should the Bears fork over a nice, blank check to the current Buckeyes head coach, maybe he changes his mind and decides to link up with his former starting quarterback.

Fields, of course, came out of Ohio State and was coached by Day. After transferring from Georgia, Fields put his trust in Day to not only allow him to start, but to make him a better player. Day’s offense thrived with Fields under center, to no one’s surprise.

In two seasons under Day, Fields threw for 5,373 yards and 63 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. He completed over 68 percent of his throws while rushing for 867 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Hiring college coaches into the NFL is always a risk, and doesn’t necessarily work out every time. But, Day is a good bet to get the most out of Fields. Clearly, Nagy didn’t know how to run an offense around Fields. Thankfully, Day does.