Our Chicago Bears assistant coach news and rumor tracker has been getting a bunch of action both in updates and in your comments, so I wanted to start a fresh thread to clean things up.
In case you missed it, here’s where the coaching search stands
Defensive coordinator - Eric Washington hired (link)
Offensive coordinator - Shane Waldron hired (link)
Quarterbacks coach - Kerry Joseph hired (link)
Wide receivers coach - Chris Beatty hired (link)
Passing Game Coordinator - Thomas Brown (link)
Running backs coach - Chad Morton (link)
Assistant offensive line coach - Jason Houghtaling (link)
Assistant tight ends coach (vacant)
And here’s a link to the previous tracker updated through January 29 so you can catch up on how the search has been going.
We’ll keep tabs on all the news and rumors circulating about the Bears coaches and front office in this fresh tracker here:
- The Michigan Wolverines are expected to hire Chicago Bears Chief of Staff Sean Magee as a senior associate AD and GM for football. (link)
- Still no official word on some of Chicago’s assistants, but former QB coach Andrew Janocko has landed in New Orleans. (link)
- Luke Steckel, who was the Bears assistant offensive line coach, is joining Luke Getsy’s staff with the Raiders. (link)
- No new Bears news lately, but the Raiders have hired former Bears’ OC Luke Getsy.
- Chicago’s 2023 assistant OL coach, Luke Steckel, had previous experience coaching quarterbacks, wideouts, and tight ends, so a position change may be afoot.
- The Bears are adding Jason Houghtaling as their assistant offensive line coach. He was the OL coach with the Tennessee Titans last year. (link)
- The Bears have hired Chad Morton (formerly of the Seahawks) as their new running backs coach. (link)
- There are still a couple of members of Waldron’s offensive staff in Seattle that could make sense in Chicago.
- The Bears have hired Thomas Brown as Passing Game Coordinator. (link)
- Former Chicago OC Luke Getsy is interviewing with the New England Patriots today, and he’ll have a second interview with the New Orleans Saints tomorrow. (link)
- The Bears have hired Chris Beatty as their new wide receivers coach. Beatty was most recently the WR coach with the Los Angeles Chargers from 2021-23, and he coached Bears receiver DJ Moore at Maryland in 2016-17. (link)