Reports: Chicago Bears Hire Matt Eberflus as Head Coach

Per multiple sources, Matt Eberflus, 51, has been hired as the new head coach for the Chicago Bears.

Eberflus was the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts from 2018-2022, in which time he helped improve the Colts’ 30th ranked defense to a top ten defense in three-out-of-four years on the job. He’s held multiple coaching positions in the NFL which include linebackers coach with the Cleveland Browns (2009-10), the Dallas Cowboys (2011-17), and additionally as passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys (2016-17).

This hiring lines up with rumors that Bears’ consultant Bill Polian favored Eberflus throughout the interview process. The thought was that Morroco Brown would then slot into the GM position, but the Bears and McCaskey were too impressed with Ryan Poles, which led to his hiring as GM on Tuesday.

We’ll have plenty more on Eberflus over the next few ways, so stay tuned.

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