ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Chicago Bears will keep head coach Matt Eberflus for the 2024 season, but per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko have been fired.
Update: Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer is reporting that the Bears have also fired wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert.
Update: Josh Schrock from NBC Chicago reports that the Bears have also fired running backs coach Omar Young, who recently got the job after previous RB coach David Walker was fired due to un unknown HR situation.
Update: The Chicago Tribune’s Dan Wiederer reports that assistant tight end coach Tim Zetts is also fired.
Update: It’s now official, and the Bears have announced their staff changes.
During his two years on the job, Eberflus’ Bears have gone 10-24 (.294), which leads only Abe Gibron (.274) and John Fox (.292) for the lowest winning percentage in team history.
His first year was a complete teardown of the franchise that ended with just three wins, but his team improved its win total in 2023 and ended up (7-10). There were three historic collapses and some inconsistent play in year two, but the four-game improvement and H.I.T.S culture were apparently enough for Chairman George McCaskey, Team President Kevin Warren, and General Manager Ryan Poles.
Getsy’s offense has been the most inconsistent thing on Eberflus’ staff during the 2024 season. Questionable gameplans, no in-game flow to his play calls, and failure to build around the talents of his players have all likely led to this decision to bring in a new offensive coordinator and offensive assistants.
The Bears have an important decision to make regarding quarterback, with the two most likely outcomes being to run it back with Justin Fields or select a QB with their first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
This offseason will now see head coach Matt Eberflus replace both his offensive and defensive coordinators, plus several assistants.
Regardless if there’s a rookie quarterback drafted or if Fields returns for a fourth season, expectations should be that this team takes another step forward and has a winning record.