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Chicago Bears, Byron Leftwich
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The Chicago Bears should interview Byron Leftwich for their head coach opening

Sometimes, former NFL quarterbacks have turned out to be quite impressive offensive coordinators. Byron Leftwich is one of them. Although he was never a great NFL quarterback himself, Leftwich has turned into one of the best young coaching names available.

Starting his coaching career just five years ago with the Arizona Cardinals, Leftwich worked with Carson Palmer for a short while before Palmer went down to injury. He has since joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff, running their offense and calling plays for Tom Brady.

The biggest bump in Leftwich’s candidacy has to be the fact that Bruce Arians trusts him to run the offense. Arians has said multiple times that Leftwich is the one calling the plays and organizing the scheme. It’s not Arians, and it’s not Brady. It’s Leftwich.

That’s fairly impressive. Leftwich has had to deal with plenty of different personalities within his offensive groups, most notably Brady, Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette, Rob Gronkowski and Chris Godwin in the past couple of seasons.

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Leftwich has not only handled all of his star names well, but they have flourished together. You can’t argue with a guy who won a Super Bowl running that offense, and bringing him to Chicago to help develop Fields is a hire that many fans can probably get behind.