Slowik is doing a great job developing rookie C.J. Stroud.
The Houston Texans’ offensive coordinator has done wonders for a franchise that had a morbid attack last season.
The Texans rank ninth in yards per game and eighth in passing yards. Houston is in the middle of the pack when it comes to scoring, but it beats being in the league’s bottom like last season.
This is Slowik’s first season as a playcaller, but he has strong ties to Kyle Shanahan.
Tabbing someone who has worked for one of the best playcallers in the game has worked wonders for the Miami Dolphins. Maybe the Chicago Bears should do the same with Slowik.
Slowik was on Shanahan’s coaching staff for six seasons. He spent his first two seasons on the defensive side of the ball, so he does have experience coaching on both sides.
Slowik does need to show he can call a good offense for a full season. You do not want the Chicago Bears to hire the second coming of Matt Nagy. Although Slowik comes from the Shanahan tree, that system is always adaptable to the talent and not the other way around.
In addition, he needs C.J. Stroud to play well the entire year before we can anoint him a quarterback whisperer.
The good thing is he has worked with different quarterbacks. He is not going to come in with a preconceived notion that a quarterback must play like a legend he coached. As mentioned earlier, Getsy has been trying to make Justin Fields into the next Aaron Rodgers when Fields’ game is completely the opposite of that.
Slowik has shown, much like his mentor, that he is willing to tailor the offense to what the quarterback does well.