Chicago Bears: Introducing three potential replacement head coaches

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Chicago Bears, Joe Brady
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Meeting Joe Brady

Joe Brady has been a favorite for head coaching jobs dating back to last year but him taking the reigns as a head coach never came to fruition. Quarterbacks under Brady have shown to take huge strides in their game, through Joe Burrow, Teddy Bridgewater, and now Sam Darnold.

Even though major outlets have said that Brady is the clear-cut best candidate to take on a head coaching job, I am still skeptical. Not that I’m saying he won’t fulfill the expectations, but I do fear that the hype train has fallen off the rails.

One of Brady’s calling cards has always been how he is some ‘quarterback whisperer’ through the “success” stories of Joe Burrow, Teddy Bridgewater, and now Sam Darnold. I still do question his ability to help quarterbacks grow, aside from Joe Burrow.

Sam Darnold was off to a lightning start in 2021 but has fallen right back to where he started as far as Ben Baldwin’s EPA and CPOE scales are concerned. Not only has Sam Darnold’s resurgence been fraudulent, but Teddy Bridgewater has asserted himself as a legit NFL quarterback in Denver, proving his success wasn’t only attributed to Brady’s scheme.

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To be fair, you cannot attribute Sam Darnold failing in 2021 all because of Joe Brady as he is only the offensive coordinator and only handles a fraction of the playcalling. Bottom line is that I would be thrilled to have any of these three as head coach in 2022 if Matt Nagy were to get fired because they are all phenomenal despite some of my criticisms.