Coaching is a very important key to the future of the Chicago Bears franchise.
The Bears were just atrocious under Matt Nagy. He wasn’t able to do any good in developing either Mitchell Trubisky or Justin Fields. Now, it is clear after one year that Fields has raw tools that Trubisky doesn’t but man is it hard to win with bad coaching.
We are going to see that on full display here in Super Bowl LVI. Sean McVay is one of the best coaches in the National Football League. He knows how to get the most out of his incredibly talented team. He also made Jared Goff look okay at times but the team really took off when Stafford and McVay came together.
Before Stafford had Sean McVay, he was a losing quarterback that still had great stats with the Detroit Lions. As important as the QB position is in football, without a coach to have you in a position to succeed, you will be nothing.
On the Cincinnati side of things, it is also something to learn from. Zac Taylor is in his third year as Bengals head coach. He was 6-25-1 in the two years prior before reaching the Super Bowl in year three. They stood by him and let him grow as a coach.
The Bears need to do the same thing. Matt Eberflus might not hit the ground running with Justin Fields in year one of their partnership but building towards a common goal is proven to be a good method by the Bengals. The NFL is a very impatient league and it isn’t always a good thing. Hopefully, the Bears are able to take some good things out of each coach’s story.