Over the past two days, the Chicago Bears have been busy searching for a couple of big replacements within their organization.
On Monday morning, a day notoriously referred to as “Black Monday,” the Bears fired both head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.
Now, the search is on for the next pair of candidates to bring the Bears back to glory. This search, though, is looking to be a very widespread adventure. Already, the Bears have requested to interview nearly 20 individuals between the two openings.
Wednesday morning, the Bears could put in another interview request if they so choose.
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Rosevelt Colvin submitted his interest in an opening via Twitter.
Rosevelt Colvin was drafted by the Bears back in 1999 in the fourth round after playing his college ball at Purdue. His best two seasons came in 2001 and 2002 when he totaled 10.5 sacks in each of those seasons as an outside linebacker.
Colvin then went on to play for the New England Patriots for the remainder of his career, before retiring after the 2008 season.
One thing Colvin could bring to the table, first and foremost, is his Super Bowl experience. Colvin played alongside Tom Brady for several seasons and was part of two Super Bowl Champion teams in 2004 and 2005.
Whether or not he is serious with the Twitter request, Colvin does have experience around winning locker rooms and the greatest quarterback in league history. He also played under one of the greatest coaches in NFL history.
Not only does Colvin have winning experience within a great organization, he knows the city of Chicago and he has still been involved in football since his retirement.
Colvin is currently an analyst for the Big Ten Network and has been involved in their podcasting network for a while now as well.
Whether or not the Bears take his request seriously, this does bring up another recent topic of former players and their relationships with the organization. Many former players have recently taken to Twitter as well, except to raise their concerns with the organization after George McCaskey called former Bears center Olin Kreutz a liar in his press conference Monday.
The Bears have always seemed to screw up relations with former players, and maybe this would be an opportunity to steer the ship in a positive direction. Get Colvin in there for an interview and see what he has to say. Worst case scenario, he doesn’t get a job. But, at least the Bears would be listening to a former player for once.