Did Bears make wrong move by firing Getsy but keeping Matt Eberflus?

On Wednesday, the Chicago Bears fired Luke Getsy, among other offensive staff members.
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The Chicago Bears parted ways with OC Luke Getsy on Wednesday among other offensive staff members. However, head coach Matt Eberflus is remaining with the team in 2024. I do think the Bears firing Getsy was not at all a surprise. However, I have already seen many people confused at this decision.

To fire Getsy and keep Eberflus seems to make some believe that the head coach is now a lame-duck coach, and the writing may already be on the wall for his eventual firing from Chicago. The Bears began the year 1-5. And it surely looked like GM Ryan Poles could have made the move to clean house.

However, the Bears won six of their next 11 games and finished with a respectable 7-10 record. Over that stretch, the defense played much better, and a lot of that is due to them acquiring Montez Sweat at the deadline. Overall, the defensive improvements were tangible and should be viewed as very encouraging in 2024.

But offensively, a ton of questions still remain. With Eberflus likely needing to make it work in year three or else he gets fired, will he be able to hire a legitimate offensive coordinator? A new OC might fairly think that if the 2024 season does not begin the way Poles hopes, Eberflus could get fired, and that could put a ton of uncertainly on the new OC and his staff.

The best path forward for the Chicago Bears was probably firing Eberflus and his staff. I guess the Chicago Bears can bank on them drafting Caleb Williams. Potentially getting a generational QB in the building, along with being flush with cap space could be a very enticing scenario for a potential OC.

If the Bears decide to stick with Justin Fields, I think this ends extremely poorly for Eberflus and Chicago.