Chicago Bears Stock Report: Head coaching candidates to replace Matt Nagy

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Chicago Bears Head Coach Candidate: Byron Leftwich – Stock Up

One of the names I did not previously mention that I am starting to come around on is Byron Leftwich. Originally, I was hesitant to consider Leftwich because he struggled as the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals. The team was dead last in yards and points with Leftwich in charge of the offense. To be fair, the team had Josh Rosen at quarterback as a rookie and well, let’s just say he never lived up to expectations no matter which team he was playing for.

Since then though, Byron Leftwich has helped lead the Bucs offense to top-10 status in yards and points over the last three years. I know what you are thinking because I thought it too — that’s because of Tom Brady. Well, that’s not completely true. The Bucs offense was third in yards and points in 2019 with Jameis Winson at quarterback.

Now the question is, how much credit does Byron Leftwich get compared to Bruce Arians? Do you know what’s painful? Bruce Arians could have been the Chicago Bears head coach, but the franchise instead chose Marc Trestman. Just another example of how this organization continues to get things wrong. When it comes to Leftwich, his stock is up and I think he’d be a solid option if the team decides to go that route. His interview will be key though.