5 reasons Chicago Bears expected to land Carson Wentz
3. Familiarity with John DeFilippo
Everyone assumes the Colts are the perfect landing spot because of Frank Reich. However, the Chicago Bears have John DeFilippo. That helped the Bears get Nick Foles to Chicago, and it may help with Wentz as well.
Flip won a Super Bowl as the quarterback’s coach in Philadelphia. Wentz has talked openly about his relationship with John DeFilippo and the two clearly get along. This helps in a few ways.
Obviously, in a must-win season, John DeFilippo can ease the transition of language from what the Eagles ran to what the Bears will run. Nick Foles may or may not be here to bring familiarity as well.
Another way this may help is in recruiting Wentz. No, if the Bears trade for him they do not need to recruit him. However, if Wentz truly wants to come to Chicago, and he wants out of Philadelphia, he can restructure his contract to make it a much easier process.
Wentz would have to swallow pride to restructure, but if he went to a spot with a coach he knew and loved, it may make that much easier. This also makes it easier to the Bears to get the trade done.