San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator McDaniel has been an emerging name on the coaching market and would be perfect for Justin Fields.
With Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus likely deferring all offensive strategy to the team’s offensive coordinator, it would seem likely that Eberflus will want to target an emerging coach from a successful offensive scheme. One of the most prominent offensive coaching trees in the NFL is the Shanahan coaching tree.
The Shanahan coaching tree begun with former Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, and since his retirement, has continued with his son, current San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan is the current offensive play-caller for the 49ers but still has an offensive coordinator under him by the name of Mike McDaniel.
McDaniel has become a fun name among coaching ranks in the NFL due to his ability to have fun with the media during his press conferences. McDaniel has served as a mentee to Shanahan as the two have been paired together during the respective stops with the Washington Football Team, Atlanta Falcons, and now, the 49ers.
The success of the 49ers’ offense over the past couple of seasons is the reason why their offense is an offense that the Bears may look to replicate with Justin Fields as their quarterback. The offense is based on quick passes while also emphasizing the run game. Once the run has been established, that would then allow for successful play action passes. Field, given his athleticism, would be a perfect fit for that offense.