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Half of Bears fans still think Matt Eberflus will be back in 2024

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I knew this set of questions would bring about a different set of results after Matt Eberflus’ Chicago Bears choked away a third double-digit lead last Sunday in Cleveland.

After Chicago’s win against the Lions, we asked our fans if they thought the Bears would bring ‘Flus back and if you also wanted him to return. With Eberflus finally leading his squad to consecutive victories, and with the team in the midst of their best stretch of his tenure, there were 80% of us who thought Bears’ Brass would run it back with him. But more surprising to me was the 58% of you that wanted him to stay as head coach in 2024.

This week, those numbers took a hit.

After the 20 to 17 loss to the Browns dropped their record to (5-9) and all but assured the Bears of missing out on the postseason, there are only 51% of us who think he’ll be retained, and 27% of our Reacts voters that still want him back.

Has the team improved from 2022 to 2023?

Yep.

Is there a chance they could more than double the win total this season?

Also yep.

But I can’t look past Eberflus’ conservative nature that blew the Denver, the first Detroit, and the Browns’ game. I can’t excuse him and his coaching staff for that pitiful week one game plan against the Packers or the awful plan they came up with in the first Vikings game.

Whether Justin Fields is back or not — I’ll share your thoughts on that tomorrow — there needs to be a new man leading the Bears in 2024.

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