Chicago Bears coordinator search: Kliff Kingsbury, Zac Robinson and Marcus Brady are the latest candidates

Chicago Bears normal supervisor Ryan Poles and coach Matt Eberflus are engaged on revamping their teaching employees.

After firing 5 coaches earlier this month, together with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, the Bears are searching for at the very least new offensive and defensive coordinators and place coaches for the quarterbacks, extensive receivers and working backs.

The Tribune is monitoring information of the hiring course of, together with which candidates have interviewed.

Jan. 18

The Bears are anticipated to interview former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, ESPN reported.

The rundown: Kingsbury, 44, spent this previous season as a senior offensive analyst and quarterbacks coach at USC, the place potential No. 1 draft choose Caleb Williams performed. The Bears are getting deeper into their evaluations of Williams as they decide whether or not to draft a quarterback with the No. 1 choose this spring. Williams threw for 3,633 yards with 30 touchdowns and 5 interceptions in 12 video games in 2023.

In 4 seasons because the Cardinals coach, Kingsbury was 28-37-1. The Cardinals fired him final January following a 4-13 season after the workforce made the playoffs a 12 months earlier behind quarterback Kyler Murray. Before that, Kingsbury was the top coach for six seasons at Texas Tech, the place he coached quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

He additionally was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M and Houston. Kingsbury performed quarterback at Texas Tech and within the NFL, NFL Europe and CFL.

The Bears are interviewing Los Angeles Rams passing sport coordinator and quarterbacks coach Zac Robinson, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported.

The rundown: Robinson, 37, has been a part of Sean McVay’s teaching employees in Los Angeles for the final 5 seasons and in his present function the final two years. In 2021, Robinson additionally served as Matthew Stafford’s quarterbacks coach as Stafford matched a profession excessive with 41 landing passes and led the Rams to a Super Bowl title.

This season Robinson contributed to a passing offense that ranked within the prime 10 in yards and yards per play.

Robinson was a standout quarterback at Oklahoma State and a seventh-round choice by the New England Patriots in 2010. He spent 4 seasons within the NFL with the Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bears have requested an interview with Philadelphia Eagles senior offensive assistant Marcus Brady, ESPN reported.

The rundown: Brady, 44, spent the 2023 season on Nick Sirianni’s Eagles employees after 5 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.

He labored on the identical Colts teaching employees as Bears coach Matt Eberflus for 4 years beneath Frank Reich, although on the other aspect of the ball from Eberflus. With the Colts, Brady rose from assistant quarterbacks coach (2018) to quarterbacks coach (2019-20) after which to offensive coordinator (2021-22) after Sirianni left for the Eagles. The Colts offense was among the best within the league at working the ball in 2021, nevertheless it ranked twenty seventh in complete yards per sport with 311.6 in 2022.

Brady additionally spent 9 seasons teaching within the Canadian Football League.

Jan. 17

The Bears are interviewing Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Thomas Brown, The Athletic reported.

The rundown: Brown, 37, accomplished his first 12 months because the Panthers coordinator after three seasons with the Rams, with whom he received a Super Bowl beneath McVay.

The Panthers struggled behind rookie quarterback Bryce Young in 2023, averaging a league-worst 265.3 yards per sport. With the Rams, Brown coached working backs after which tight ends and had the title of assistant head coach in his final two seasons.

The former Georgia working again was a working backs coach in faculty for eight seasons, together with with Wisconsin, Georgia, South Carolina and Miami, the place he additionally was the offensive coordinator. Brown is also scheduled to interview with the Tennessee Titans for his or her head teaching place.

Jan. 15

The Bears interviewed former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman, NFL Network’s Peter Schrager reported.

The rundown: Roman, 51, is a longtime NFL coach who served as offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Ravens. Among his accomplishments is crafting the Ravens offense round dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson and serving to Jackson to an MVP season in his second 12 months in 2019. The Ravens had the perfect speeding offense within the league that 12 months.

However, Roman and the Ravens parted after the 2022 season after the offense declined. The Ravens went from averaging 33.2 factors in 2019 to twenty.6 in 2022.

Jan. 12

The Bears interviewed Seahawks quarterbacks coach Greg Olson, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The rundown: Olson, 60, has been a university and NFL quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator since 1990. He has intensive expertise as an NFL offensive coordinator, holding the place with the Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Oakland and Las Vegas Raiders in separate stints and Jacksonville Jaguars.

He most just lately was the Seahawks quarterbacks coach in 2023 and a senior offensive assistant with the Los Angeles Rams in 2022. Olson spent the 2003 season because the Bears quarterbacks coach.

The Bears deliberate to interview Kentucky offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Liam Coen, CBS Sports reported.

The rundown: Coen, 38, has one season of NFL offensive coordinator expertise with the Rams in 2022, although McVay referred to as the performs. He was an assistant extensive receivers coach and assistant quarterbacks coach with the Rams from 2018-20.

Beyond that, Coen has been a university quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator since 2010 at Brown, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine and most just lately Kentucky in 2021 and 2023.

Jan. 11

The Bears deliberate to interview 49ers passing sport coordinator Klint Kubiak, ESPN reported.

The rundown: Kubiak, 36, is in his first season with the 49ers beneath Kyle Shanahan. Before that, he was the Denver Broncos passing sport coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2022 for Russell Wilson and their QBs coach from 2016-18.

Kubiak, the son of longtime NFL coach Gary Kubiak, additionally labored for the Minnesota Vikings as offensive coordinator in 2021 and quarterbacks coach from 2019-20, working with Kirk Cousins.

Jan. 10

The Bears requested an interview with Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, NFL Network reported.

The rundown: Waldron, 44, was the Seahawks offensive coordinator the final three seasons, serving to quarterback Geno Smith to a comeback season in 2022. Before that, he spent 4 seasons with the Rams as passing sport coordinator, quarterbacks coach and tight ends coach beneath McVay.

He additionally served as an offensive assistant with the Patriots (2008-09) and Washington (2016) and labored in operations with the Patriots early in his profession. He has coached in faculty, highschool and the UFL.

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