Chicago Bears coach and general manager search already getting intense

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The future is now for the Chicago Bears.

Monday morning was an eventful one for the Bears organization, as they decided to move on from both head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.

Later on Monday, we heard from George McCaskey and Ted Phillips as they laid out their plan for the immediate future. Fans had a hard time listening to another one of these press conferences, as it felt like more of the same from these two.

Regardless of whether or not McCaskey and Phillips know what they’re doing, they are in charge. Well, it’s mostly McCaskey at this point who will be calling the shots. But, they have a tall task ahead of them in replacing both Nagy and Pace.

The Chicago Bears are already being aggressive with requesting interviews to fill both major vacancies.

Over the first 24 hours of both vacancies in Chicago, the Bears have reached out to quite a few individuals to help fill these positions.

With both head coach and general manager, one of the primary focuses will be working together in building around franchise quarterback Justin Fields.

It was clear that Nagy was holding yet another quarterback back from being the player he could be, and that’s something the Bears can’t afford to let happen again.

The Bears have now officially reached out to six head coaching candidates and three general manager candidates in the past day. Each of the following interview requests have been confirmed by one of Tom Pelissero, Ian Rapoport or Adam Schefter. Let’s dig in a little bit to each one of them.