Bears Interviewing Candidate With Past Ties to Matt Eberflus

The search for a new offensive coordinator is still on in Chicago. The latest candidate named has past coaching ties to Matt Eberflus.
Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA;  Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus during warmups prior
Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus during warmups prior / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

You know the drill by now. The Chicago Bears have decided to retain Matt Eberflus as their head coach. He and general manager Ryan Poles have a lot of very important decisions to make in the next couple of months, starting with building their new coaching staff.

The offensive coaching staff they construct will either be tasked with either getting the most out of quarterback Justin Fields and building around him or starting anew with a highly touted quarterback prospect drafted first overall.

The Bears have expressed interest or have already conducted interviews for their offensive coordinator vacancy with former Baltimore Ravens OC Greg Roman, Carolina Panthers OC Thomas Brown, Seattle Seahawks OC Shane Waldron, Seahawks QB coach Greg Olson, San Francisco 49ers assistant Klint Kubiak, and University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen.

Now the Bears are adding another name to the list with ties to Eberflus from one of their previous coaching stops.

Bears News: Marcus Brady Lands Offensive Coordinator Interview

Jeremy Fowler tweeted the Bears have requested an interview with Philadelphia Eagles offensive staff member Marcus Brady for the open offensive coordinator position.

As Courtney Cronin points out, both Brady and Eberflus were on staff with the Indianapolis Colts for a few years. Brady was eventually fired from the OC job in Indy, while Eberflus went from defensive coordinator there to head coach of the Bears. To add to the Bears connection, Brady also served as an offensive coach in the Canadian Football League under former Bears head coach Marc Trestman.

A question undoubtedly being asked by the Bears to these candidates is what their opinion is of Fields and if they would decide to keep him or draft a new quarterback. Brady is another candidate with a history of working with mobile quarterbacks, like Fields and presumed number one overall pick Caleb Williams.

Whoever either has the best idea for the future or aligns themselves with the same ideas as Poles and the rest of the front office is ultimately going to get the job. Either way, it looks like the Bears are formulating a plan to help suit their offense to a mobile quarterback.

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