The Chicago Bears have a general manager in place after they made the decision on Tuesday morning to hire Kansas City Chiefs executive Ryan poles as the new top mind of the team’s football operations. With Poles now in place as the Bears’ general manager, the focus now turns to their head coaching vacancy.
Prior to the Bears making the decision to hire Poles as their general manager, the Bears had already narrowed down their head coaching candidate list to three finalists. Those finalists are reportedly former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.
All three of the reported finalists for the Bears’ head coaching vacancy are scheduled to receive second interviews with the Bears this week. With Poles now in place as the team’s general manager, he is expected to be a part of those interviews.
Not only is Poles expected to take part in the Bears’ second round of interviews with Caldwell, Quinn, and Eberflus but the expectation is that he will lead the interviews. Poles leading the interviews is an encouraging sign as this would seem to suggest that the new general manager is now in control of the Bears’ search for a new head coach.
The Chicago Bears handing control of the head coaching search to new general manager Ryan Poles is the best move for their future.
Poles leading the Bears’ search for a new head coach will certainly correct a mistake that the Bears have made in the past. During the 2015 season, the Bears forced veteran head coach John Fox on first-time general manager Ryan Pace. The move backfired on the Bears and they were in the market for a new head coach three years later.
With Poles having full control of the Bears’ search for a new head coach, there are three candidates in particular that might have renewed candidacies.