Chicago Bears: How Pat Shurmur would fit as the next offensive coordinator

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Former Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur is looking for a new job after being fired at the end of the season. The Chicago Bears need a new offensive coordinator after the firing of Mark Helfrich. Could Shurmur be a good fit in Chicago?

Right after their season ended the New York Giants fired head coach Pat Shurmur after two straight losing seasons and a record of 9-23. Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears announced the firing of 3 assistant coaches along with offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich right after their season ended.

The Bears are now looking for a new offensive coordinator and seeing that Shurmur is available, why not try and get him? Despite his struggles as a head coach, would he fit in well with Matt Nagy and the Bears?

He has a history of having a very strong running game, which is exactly what the Bears need to improve on heading into 2020. He would fit perfectly with this coaching staff. If Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are going to stick with Mitchell Trubisky in 2020, then they will need to recommit to the running game to help relieve the pressure on Trubisky.

When Shurmur was the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia, he had guys like LeSean McCoy and helped him become an All-Pro. If Shurmur does come to Chicago, he’ll have the chance to help develop David Montgomery.

In Montgomery’s rookie season, I do not think we saw the real David Montgomery. We did not see what he can actually do because of the poor offensive line play and the regression of Trubisky and his lack of opening up the offense. I personally think Shurmur’s run-first mentality would really help this Bears offense.

When he was with the Eagles he had Nick Foles as his quarterback and helped Foles throw for 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Foles made that offense explosive with DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper. In 2017 he was the offensive coordinator in Minnesota and helped Case Keenum have the best year of his career. There might not be a better option than Shurmur to help elevate the play of Trubisky.

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If the Chicago Bears plan on seeing Trubisky progress into the franchise quarterback that Pace thought he could be then there is no better option than Shurmur as their new offensive coordinator. He is the key to helping revamp this running game and help elevate the play of Trubisky.