10 potenital defensive coordinators for Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears, Jay Rodgers
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1. Jay Rodgers

Jay Rodgers is another in-house candidate. He has been the defensive line coach since 2015.

Pros: Rodgers was there from Fox through Nagy. He must be doing something right. The reality is that Akiem Hicks had his best days after two other teams in Chicago. Eddie Goldman developed Bilal Nichols as well. Beyond that, Roy Robertson-Harris, Nick Williams,  and Brent Urban are just a few of the “no-name” lineman who he has churned great success out of. The guy can coach.

Cons: He has never called plays. The Bears could have promoted him after Vic Fangio, but they did not. Does bringing back the GM, head coach, and hiring a DC from within really change anything?

Overall. Rodgers seems to have the inside track. It will be hard for the Bears to convince coordinators this job has security and the Bears do not want to change much and suffer from growing pains.