The Chicago Bears fired offensive coordinator Luke Getsy after the conclsuion of the season. They interviewed a ton of candidates, but eventually landed on Shane Waldron and hired him for the job.
As we all know, coordinators in the NFL tend to bring their assistant coaches with them from previous jobs, and that was no different here with Waldron bringing some of his guys in from Seattle. Jason Houghtaling falls into this idea as he was hired as the new assistant offensive line coach.
Now, the Chicago Bears are losing someone to this process, as Getsy is poaching assistant offensive line coach Luke Steckle to be his new tight ends coach with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Steckel started his coaching career as an assistant to the head coach in 2009 under Eric Mangini and the Browns, serveingin that role until 2012. From 2013-2022 he was with the Tennessee Titans, holding a variety of jobs including assistant wide receivers coach, offensive assistant coach, and tight ends coach.
It is clear that Steckel has experience coaching tight ends as he was in that role before taking the Bears' job last season. He will now team back up with Getsy to hopefully help develop and get the most out of their young tight end Michael Mayer.
Steckel was an assistant offensive line coach for the Bears, but surely had his hand in some meetings and very well could have helped Cole Kmet have the best season of his young career (73 receptions for 719 yards and 6 touchdowns) this past season.
Brad Biggs mentions in the tweet above that the Bears "liked him, appreciated his work but didn't have a spot that fit for him." It is often tough to remain on a staff as an assistant with a new coordinator coming in, so Getsy will bring his guy with him to Las Vegas instead.
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