Shane Waldron is taking over as offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears. This comes at yet another cornerstone moment for the franchise, where they could turn the page and become a competitor in the NFL or continue their mediocre ways.
Former offensive coordinator Luke Getsy was fired after just two seasons with the Bears that saw minimal to no improvement on that side of the ball. This team is desperate for a spark, and the hope is Waldron helps lead them to success.
Waldron was one of many who interviewed for the job in Chicago. He is the one who got the gig, we may now know who the runner-up was.
Another McVay guy was runner-up for Bears OC job.
Chicago Sports Radio 670 The Score executive producer Shane Riordan tweeted out that Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach and passing game coordinator Zac Robinson was the runner-up to take the offensive coordinator job in Chicago. Both he and Waldron have collaborated with Rams head coach Sean McVay in his offensive system.
These were two of the few candidates for the gig that were under McVay and his system over the years. Ultimately, they decided to go with Waldron. It is possible it's because while his identity is through the McVay system, the way he calls his plays and runs his offense -- while on point with McVay's system -- is different from the norm.
Waldron was able to spark something with a Seattle Seahawks offense led by Geno Smith. Bears fans are hoping that either Justin Fields or an incoming drafted quarterback can see similar, if not better, success than that.
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