The Bears have employed a new head coach. Matt Eberflus will be the next head coach of the Bears, the team announced on Thursday. The hiring was later publicized by the team. After stints as linebackers coach in Dallas and Cleveland, the 51-year-old has spent the last four seasons as the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive coordinator.
Matt Eberflus Will Guide The Bears To Victory
Matt impressed Ryan Poles, the Bears’ GM, during the interview. Matt’s vision and strategy for the squad were fantastic. He is looking forward to working with and creating a top-tier entourage and players that will enable them to compete for titles.
With Matt Eberflus in charge, Indy had a top-10 scoring and total defense for the first time in four years. They were second in takeaways per game and fourth in rushing yards allowed.
Before settling on Eberflus, the Bears contemplated signing former Lions and Colts’ coach Jim Caldwell and Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
On Thursday, Eberflus becomes the second new head coach to be hired. Nathaniel Hackett, the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers, will take over as the head coach of the Denver Broncos. The dominoes have created seven coaching openings.
Eberflus succeeds Matt Nagy, who was sacked after the 2021 season with a 6-11 record in Chicago.
Last season, the Bears had a strong defense. They had standout linebackers Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn, and Roquan Smith give Eberflus enough to work with.
The offensive side of the ball, where the Bears failed severely under Nagy, will be the first problem for the first-year coach. With quarterback Justin Fields showing a lot of promise in his first season, Eberflus’ first significant decision as offensive coordinator will be who he hires.