Bears Head Coach Rumors

Here’s a running list of reports and rumors pertaining to the Bears’ head-coaching search. Be sure to check back for the latest updates.


  • Panthers DC Steve Wilks.
  • Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo. (Interviewed)
  • Vikings OC Pat Shurmur (Interviewed)
  • Patriots OC Josh McDaniels (Interviewed)
  • Chiefs OC Matt Nagy (Interviewed)
  • Vikings DC George Edwards. (Interviewed)
  • Bears DC Vic Fangio. (Interviewed)


  • Jason La Canfora believes Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo is the guy to watch. La Canfora writes that DeFilippo won’t give GM Ryan Pace too much pushback and should be able to help QB Mitch Trubisky’s development in the coming years. According to La Canfora, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels is “ready to go” and likely to decide between the Colts and Bears.
  • The Chicago Bears announced Sunday that they’ve interviewed Chiefs OC Matt Nagy for their head coaching vacancy.
  • According to Peter Schrager, the Bears have completed their interview with Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo, who would be willing to retain DC Vic Fangio as part of his coaching staff.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Chiefs OC Matt Nagy is scheduled to interview with the Bears and Colts on Sunday for their head coach vacancies.
  • The Chicago Bears announced Saturday that they’ve interviewed Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo for their HC positions.
  • The Chicago Bears announced Friday that they interviewed Patriots OC Josh McDaniels regarding the team’s head coaching vacancy.
  • The Chicago Bears announced Friday that finished their interview with Vikings OC Pat Shurmur this morning.
  • The Chicago Bears announced that they’ve completed their interview with Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Bears will interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels on Friday.
  • The Chicago Bears announced that they’ve interviewed defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Wednesday for their head coach job.
  • According to Josina Anderson, the Bears have scheduled their interview with Vikings DC George Edwards for Thursday.
  • Adam Teicher reports that Chiefs OC Matt Nagy will interview with the Colts and Bears for their head coach positions.
  • The Chicago Bears have put in a request to interview Vikings DC George Edwards for their head coach position, according to Ian Rapoport.
  • Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Bears have put in a request to interview Chiefs OC Matt Nagy for their head coach vacancy.
  • Mike Garaolo reports that Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will interview with the Lions and Cardinals on Thursday, the Bears on Friday and the Giants on Saturday.
  • According to Ben Volin, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels will interview for the Giants and Bears on Friday.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Bears have requested permission to interview Vikings OC Pat Shurmur and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.
  • Mike Garafolo of NFL Media mentioned “Total Access” that Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo is someone to watch for the Bears, given DeFilippo’s success working with Carson Wentz and the fact that Chicago could use someone to help rookie Mitch Trubisky take the next step. Garafolo adds that DeFilippo should be among the leading candidates and possibly the leading candidate for the Bears’ job.
  • According to Albert Breer, the expectation is that Vikings OC Pat Shurmur, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo will all be in the mix for Bears’ head coaching job.
  • Jason La Canfora reports that the Bears would like to hire a quarterback guru and have Patriots OC Josh McDaniels atop their list of candidates. La Canfora adds that the Bears are also interested in Chiefs OC Matt Nagy and Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo.

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