Trubisky Might Get Say in New Bears Head Coach
As the Chicago Bears search for their new head coach, there’s no doubt that developing quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be a pivotal factor. Multiple reports have suggested that the Bears are seeking a young offensive mind to pair with their young quarterback.
General manager Ryan Pace, who will lead the search for the new coach and have the final say, spoke with the media on Monday and addressed whether or not Trubisky will have some involvement in the coaching search.
Pace said that the Bears are discussing involving Trubisky in the search and having some input in the new coach.
Ryan Pace says Bears are discussing Mitchell Trubisky having a say in who our next head coach: “It’s something we’re evaluating.”
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 1, 2018
According to ESPN and NFL Network, the Bears have already extended requests to Philadelphia Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo (who has been significant in Carson Wentz’s development) and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.
Some other names being tossed around include Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy (who has transformed the Chiefs offense) and Rams quarterbacks coach Matt LeFleur (who has worked with Sean McVay to develop Jared Goff.)
The one thing that was clear in Pace’s press conference was that this offseason is going to be about developing Trubisky and bringing in the pieces he needs to become a successful quarterback. Pace and the Bears have put all their eggs in Trubisky’s basket. Time to go get him a head coach — and supporting staff — that’s going to take him to the next level.