The Trace Armstrong connection.
Poles and Eberflus are represented by the same agent, former Bears defensive end Trace Armstrong.
You can make an assumption that is one of the reasons Poles hired Eberflus in the first place.
Now sharing the same agent does not mean Armstrong is going to influence Poles to keep Eberflus. It just means do not underestimate the connections Poles and Eberflus have.
Plus, Eberflus is Poles’ first hire. He may want to give Eberflus another season to prove he can lead the team to more wins.
Also, Poles came from the Kansas City Chiefs who used a defensive guy to get the franchise through the rebuilding phase.
So Poles might decide to keep Eberflus around for one more season as it will probably take another offseason to continue to upgrade the roster. If Poles chooses to reset at quarterback, he might be fair and let Eberflus stay since the coach did not pick Fields.
The schedule sets up for a possible win streak to end the season.
The Chicago Bears end the season with home games against the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals along with a road game versus the Green Bay Packers.
All three teams are under .500.
Plus, you have two dome teams coming to Chicago in December.
That sets up the possibility for the Chicago Bears to finish the season on a three-game win streak along with a victory over the rival Packers.
A win streak like that could convince Warren and Poles that the team is on the right track under Eberflus.
Remember, it was a three-game win streak after losing six straight in 2020 that convinced ownership to keep Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy.
History could repeat itself. Although you know what they say about people who do not learn from history.