The offense is hopefully going to look different for the Chicago Bears going forward. After offensive coordinator Luke Getsy was fired by the Bears following another disappointing season in 2023, the Bears hired former Seattle Seahawks OC Shane Waldron to take over the offense.
Getsy came from Green Bay to turn the Bears' offense around and make them a unit to fear in the league. Yet, he was unable to get the most out of quarterback Justin Fields and the offense stalled more often than not. Now, Waldron will come in to either take Fields to new heights or select the next face of the franchise with the first overall pick.
He will not be doing it alone, however. He will need to fill out his offensive staff that will lead the Bears, and it seems like he'll do so with some old friends.
Waldron Interviewing Former Seahawks Assistants For Bears Openings
CBS NFL insider Jonathan Jones tweeted that Waldron is setting up interviews with Chad Morton, Sanjay Lal, and Kerry Joseph for openings on the Chicago offensive staff. All three men are coaches for the Seattle Seahawks offense, coming off a season serving under Waldron.
The Seattle offense was led by quarterback Geno Smith. In the backfield, they had a combination of Zach Charbonnet and Kenneth Walker III. And, of course, the Seahawks have DK Metcalf plus Tyler Lockett, one of the league's best wide receivers duos.
The Seahawks had a winning record in both years under Waldron, including making the playoffs in 2022. If he is bringing his staff with him, that would certainly be an upgrade for where the Bears have been over the past few years.
Waldron will have the opportunity to prove the Seattle offense was not a fluke under his leadership. Whoever the quarterback is next year will have at the very least star wide receiver DJ Moore on the outside ready for whatever is thrown his way.