Bears Interview Vikings DC George Edwards for Head Coach
The Chicago Bears and GM Ryan Pace continued their search for the 16th coach in franchise history with someone familiar with the NFC North.
The Bears interviewed Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards on Thursday for the head coach vacancy.
Today #Bears GM Ryan Pace interviewed Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards for the team’s head coaching vacancy.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 4, 2018
While it’s believed that the Bears will be in search of an offensive mind to develop quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, Pace said that he didn’t want to back themselves into a corner with a specific minded coach. Edwards would also satisfy the NFL’s Rooney Rule.
But the Bears will also get a look at the offensive mind behind a resurgent Vikings offense. Pace will interview Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur on Friday.
Edwards has led one of the NFL’s best defenses this season and would be a viable addition to a Bears team that is at risk of losing current defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
While it’s assumed the Bears will ultimately select an offensive-minded head coach, it’s interesting that their first two interviews have been with defensive guys.