Bears' 6 Biggest Priorities After 2024 Minicamp

As the Chicago Bears prepare for training camp, these 6 priorities should be their primary focus
Chicago Bears, Caleb Williams
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2. Allow Shane Waldron to get control of the offense

When Matt Eberflus was hired as the head coach in 2022, he tabbed Luke Getsy as his offensive coordinator. Getsy rose to prominence as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator with the Green Bay Packers.

While he had success in his role with the Bears' NFC North rival, he was taking on a lot more in Chicago. Eberflus spent his entire career coaching defenses. Much of that was as a linebackers coach but he was the defensive coordinator for four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before landing his first head coaching gig.

Eberflus focused on his specialty with Chicago which meant Getsy was running the offense. He was fired after two years with the head coach saying the development of their young players needed to improve.

Enter Shane Waldron.

Part of the coveted Sean McVay coaching tree, Waldon was with the Los Angeles Rams from 2017 through 2020 with various roles on the offensive coaching staff. He was hired by the Seattle Seahawks in 2021 as offensive coordinator but left following the upheaval of their staff.

Waldron's tenure in Seattle was up and down but he led them to the No. 9 scoring offense in 2022 with Geno Smith at the helm. If he can accomplish that, then there's no reason to believe he won't do well with Caleb Williams.

Having said that, the Bears — especially Eberflus — need to make sure the players understand the new offense and buy into Waldron's philosophies. That will be the first step toward finally fixing that side of the ball.