Chicago Bears coach and general manager search already getting intense

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The next three head coaching interview requests for the Chicago Bears

Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett

This one is an intriguing one, for sure. Nathaniel Hackett has been the Packers’ offensive coordinator since 2019. Obviously, working with one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history in Aaron Rodgers will help his cause.

Before Green Bay, Hackett was an offensive coordinator in Jacksonville and Buffalo. Both of those stints weren’t great for Hackett, but his experience under Matt LaFleur may have helped him develop a better idea of a modern NFL offense.

Tampa Bay Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles

This is one of the prime candidates for the Bears. Todd Bowles has worked with plenty of talented defensive players in Tampa, and has learned how to manage different personalities as well. He’s been a head coach in the past, but wasn’t exactly given a fair shot with the Jets. Bowles is a defensive-minded guy, and maybe the Bears need to get back to that identity.

If Bowles were to be hired, he would instill a toughness and level of discipline the Bears have lacked. From there, it’s about bringing in the right coordinator for Fields.

Tampa Bay Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich

Speaking of a coordinator for Fields, Byron Leftwich would be a bright, offensive mind for his future development. Leftwich has also worked with plenty of personalities and egos, and has also been entrusted with calling the plays in an offense featuring Tom Brady.

With the faith Bruce Arians has in Leftwich, you can be assured he would bring a confident, fresh approach to Fields’ skill set and the Bears offense.