The Chicago Bears are int he middle of their searches for a new general manager and head coach following the firings of Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy earlier this week.
Chairman George McCaskey, President/CEO Ted Phillips, Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian, VP of Player Engagement Lamar ‘Soup’ Campbell and Senior VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tanesha Wade will be conducting the GM search for the Bears, where they’ve already started lining up interviews.
They completed a few more interviews for their GM job with Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort and head coach with former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell and Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Saturday.
Ossenfort has over 20 years of NFL experience, and he’s served as Tennessee’s director of player personnel for the last two years. Before that, he was with the Patriots from 2003-19, which included serving as New England’s director of college scouting from 2014-19.
Caldwell served as the head coach of the Colts (2009-11) and Lions (2014-17), and he most recently served as the Miami Dolphins assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach under Brian Flores in 2019. Caldwell boasts nearly 20 years of NFL coaching experience, which includes stops as offensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens (2013) and quarterbacks coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001), Colts (2002-08) and Ravens (2012).
Hackett has served as the offensive coordinator for the Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. He’s been with Green Bay as offensive coordinator since 2019, where he’s helped lead the Packers’ high-powered offense.
The Bears have cast a wide net of candidates for both GM and head coach. Here’s a look at the complete list of head coach and GM candidates Chicago has requested to interview or has interviewed:
List of head coach, GM candidates Bears have requested to interview
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