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3 Active Head Coaches of the 85 Bears Team In The NFL


With Leslie Frazier replacing Brad Childress as the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, this marks an impressive achievement for the 1985 Bears alumni; there are now 3 active head coaches in the NFL who were part of the legendary Bears championship team of 1985.

 

Mike Singletary (San Francisco)- while he is battling for his job at the moment, Singletary will perhaps be remembered as one of the greatest linebackers ever and the leader of that legendary 46 defense that dominated in 1985. As the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers on the other hand, his current season record of 3-7 does not bode well for him. Perhaps it may be due to his inexperience since he only came back to coaching in the NFL in 2003 whereas many head coaches have had experiences in the league stretching to 10 years or more. Nevertheless, it is a remarkable achievement for a hall of famer.

 

Jeff Fisher (Tennessee) - Okay, okay, so he really wasn't playing on the 1985 team but Fisher was already coaching under Buddy Ryan while on injured reserve during the 1985 season so he still counts (aha!). As the currently longest tenured head coach in the NFL, Fisher has enjoyed wide success and came within a few yards shy of winning Superbowl XXXIV against the St. Louis Rams.

 

Leslie Frazier (Minnesota)- the newest addition, Frazier has not even begun to coach yet and to top it all, he is being asked to righten a Vikings team that is in seeming disarray after this years disastrous tenure of former coach Brad Childress. As a former defensive backs coach with the Indianapolis Colts, Frazier helped beat his old team the Bears in Superbowl XLI, a game many Bears fans would rather forget. With winning experience from both as a player and as a coach, many Bears fans will be watching him closely and some might even asked if he should have been the Bears coach instead.

Honorable mentions:

Buddy Ryan's Twins: Rex and Rob Ryan is the head coach of the NY Jets and the defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns, respectively.

 

Despite having only that one magical season, all this goes to show is that the 1985 Bears team legacy continues to play a major role in the NFL even today.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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