Over the past couple of weeks, the Chicago Bears have been busy interviewing for a couple of important vacancies.
Replacing former head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace is a tall task for George McCaskey and his team of advisors. It’s not difficult due to the jobs Nagy and Pace did in Chicago, but more so because the future of this team could look very bright if the right people are brought in.
Finding a team to develop Justin Fields is what’s most important when it comes to hiring a coach and GM in Chicago, of course. One of the more popular candidates in terms of a coaching candidate has been Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
According to the latest report, it appears as though Daboll’s assistant general manager is now off the market. But, there could be more movement in the very near future, and it could involve Daboll.
Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen looks as though he is the next general manager of the New York Giants. The Bears were also interested in Schoen, who becomes the first major hire across the league.
Chicago also interviewed Daboll, along with Schoen, possibly in hopes to bring them both in together. Now, it looks like the Giants have that chance if they so choose — and if Daboll accepts the job, of course.
With Schoen off the market, and maybe Daboll as well, the Bears will need to act quickly. Once the first major hire happens, the rest will follow. It is typically a monumental domino effect.
Chicago cannot afford to get behind in this process. The future of Justin Fields depends on these hires, and if the right guys start to fly off the market, it’s McCaskey who will once again look the fool.
Next week, the Bears will be conducting a second interview with Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. They will also be interviewing Colts director of college scouting, Morocco Brown, on Monday.
Maybe, this is another potential pairing the Bears would like to hire on together. Bringing in two individuals from the same organization could give the Bears an advantage, as those two will likely have some chemistry and a relationship already in place.
Whichever route the Bears go, they still currently have plenty of options for both coach and general manager. However, as stated above, the movement will likely begin to somersault around the league after the announcement of Schoen going to New York.
It’s your move, Mr. McCaskey. Let’s see where it lands.