- Lennon Crisp
Potential coaches for the Bears
Top 3 Head Coach options for the Chicago Bears
This week the Chicago Bears have informed Matt Nagy that he will not be returning to the Bears as the Head Coach, ending a whirlwind of inconsistent play calling. Nagy was brought in from Kansas City, where he was the Offensive Coordinator from 2016-2018 was brought in to mentor and help Mitchell Trubisky, who was selected in the first round 2nd overall in the 2017 draft. Here is who I think would be a good fit for the Chicago Bears for a Head Coach.
Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll
He has been connected to the Bears before the start of the season. Daboll has been one of the best coordinators that buffalo has been in a long time. He has been developing Josh Allen into a MVP caliber quarterback. With a total of over 6000 yards combined for the offense Brian Daboll has turned Buffalo into a top 3 offense with averaging 28.5 points per game so far this season. I think he will be a great fit cause Chicago is a few moves away from having a top 5 explosive offense and with him as a pass first coaching style I personally believe it will be a good fit for Justin Fields in Chicago.
Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator Bryon Leftwich
One of the most looked at of the head coaching candidates this offseason is Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, who’s been one of the best coordinators under one of the best in Bruce Arians and won a Super Bowl with Tom Brady. While many will be quick to point to Brady, who is widely considered around the league to be the GOAT, as the main reason for Tampa Bay’s success, Leftwich led a top offense with Jameis Winston back in 2019. Leftwich has called plays for the Buccaneers for the last two seasons, where he’s had a chance to build his offense to one of the top in the league which had 29.5 points per game so far this season. In looking for a new head coach, the Bears will want to focus on the bond between Fields and his next coach, and he could certainly build a rapport with Leftwich, a former first-round quarterback. I do believe that this is the best option for the Bears at least for the time being.
Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels
The Bears almost hired Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their head coaching vacancy back in 2018 before bringing in Nagy after a few years as offensive coordinator in Kansas City. But it’s hard not to watch what McDaniels has achieved in New England — both with and without Brady — to bring that offense around from a 7-9 season with New England as Cam as their quarterback to a 10-6 team with rookie quarterback Mac Jones,.Any hesitancy with McDaniels stems from his first head coaching stint with the Denver Broncos back in 2009. But given it’s been 12 years, you have to believe that he’s learned from that first go-around as a head coach. The only thing with hiring McDaniels is he might be hesitant to leave behind what’s become a pretty sweet gig with Bill Belichick in New England. My honest opinion is that McDaniels has been promised the Head Coach job in New England whenever Belichick retires and that’s why I don’t believe that he’ll be going anywhere for the time being.