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    Chicago Bears Coaches: Who Is on Matt Eberflus’ Coaching Staff?

    Can Matt Eberflus and the Chicago Bears coaches lead QB Caleb Williams to early NFL success? Here's a look at the Bears' revamped coaching staff.

    While 2023 wasn’t the greatest of seasons for Matt Eberflus and the Chicago Bears, there were improvements. With QB Caleb Williams and WR Rome Odunze being selected with two top-10 picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, will Eberflus’ shuffle of the Chicago Bears coaches pay off?

    After some smart roster building and investments, the Bears could be a legitimate contender if Williams is ready. But will the revamped coaching staff be able to lead Chicago to victory? Here’s a look at Matt Eberflus’ crew.

    Chicago Bears Coaching Staff

    • Matt Eberflus, Head Coach
    • Shane Waldron, Offensive Coordinator
    • Eric Washington, Defensive Coordinator
    • Richard Hightower, Special Teams Coordinator
    • Kerry Joseph, Quarterbacks
    • Dave Borgonzi, Linebackers
    • Zach Cable, Offensive Quality Control
    • Andre Curtis, Secondary/Safeties
    • Jim Dray, Tight Ends
    • Bryan Bing, Assistant Defensive Line
    • Jon Hoke, Cornerbacks/Passing Game Coordinator
    • Ryan Griffin, Offensive Assistant/Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers
    • Kevin Koch, Defensive Quality Control
    • Kenny Norton III, Defensive Quality Control
    • Chris Morgan, Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
    • David Overstreet II, Nickelbacks
    • Carlos Polk, Assistant Special Teams
    • Travis Smith, Defensive Line
    • Jason Houghtaling, Assistant Offensive Line
    • Thomas Brown, Offensive Passing Game Coordinator
    • Chad Morton, Running Backs
    • Jennifer King, Offensive Assistant/Running Backs
    • Chris Beaty, Wide Receivers
    • Robbie Picazo, Offensive Assistant/Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers
    • Matt Pees, Defensive Analyst

    New Additions to the Chicago Bears Coaching Staff

    While Eberflus enters his third season with the team, the rest of his coaching staff has changed quite a bit. Chicago hired former Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and defensive line coach Eric Washington to fill the defensive coordinator void left by Alan Williams’ resignation in Week 2 of the 2023 season.

    Washington returns to the Bears after serving on the defensive staff from 2008 to 2010. In his 17th season in the NFL, Washington has seven years of coaching experience at the college level. While Eberflus has taken over play-calling duties for the defense, can Williams impart some of his wisdom in Chicago that helped the Bills be a dominant defensive force in the AFC?

    However, the defense was not the only side of the ball that saw significant changes in the coaching staff. In the 2024 offseason, Eberflus and the Bears front office parted ways with former offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. In his place, Chicago hired former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.

    Waldron began coaching in the NFL in 2008 after serving as an offensive quality coach for the New England Patriots. He then coached for the Hartford Colonials and UMass Minutemen before returning to the NFL in 2016 as Washington’s offensive quality control coach. In 2017, he was hired by the Los Angeles Rams, and his career as a coordinator took off.

    While some familiar faces have stayed on the staff, new coordinators on offense and defense mean more shakeups in position coaches. Chad Morton and Robbie Picazo join Waldron in his move to the Windy City. Morton will be the running backs coach, while Picazo will be the offensive assistant for quarterbacks and wide receivers.

    During the new staff’s push to catalyze Chicago in a positive direction, one new face will be directly involved in the development of Williams, the 2024 first overall pick. Thomas Brown joins the staff as the Bears passing game coordinator.

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    A running back for the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns, Brown became a coach in 2011 and jumped into the NFL in 2020. While mainly a running backs coach, Brown has held multiple offensive coordinator and assistant head coaching roles.

    Additionally, Eberflus and the Bears are making franchise history by hiring Jennifer King as the offensive assistant/running backs coach. After spending the past four years with the Washington Commanders, King was the first African-American female assistant coach in NFL history. She will be the first-ever female coach in Bears history.

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