Chicago Bears: Justin Fields
Is anyone else surprised the Chicago Bears didn’t go with an offensive-centric head coach to replace Matt Nagy?
After the struggles we saw from Justin Fields in his rookie season — and they were many — it seemed obvious the Bears needed to get the right offensive mind in town to work with Fields and get his game back on the right track.
Instead, they went with Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus who hired Luke Getsy from the Green Bay Packers as his offensive coordinator.
That was a pretty big get for Eberflus, corny pun fully intended.
Getsy has been a wide receivers coach and QBs coach for the Packers where he obviously worked with Aaron Rodgers and worked under the Matt LaFleur coaching tree.
The Packers’ coaching staff was very collaborative offensively and Getsy has called plays before, albeit at the college level, so Chicago fans should probably feel pretty good about this move for the time being.
Getsy and Fields will be tied together and the Bears’ decision to hire Eberflus over everyone else will certainly loom large in Fields’ career.
The fact that the Bears hired away from the Chiefs’ front office to bring in Ryan Poles as their new GM and did not hire Eric Bieniemy as their head coach with a young QB in place is fascinating, especially given the work Bieniemy and the Chiefs were able to do with Patrick Mahomes.