Chicago Bears Stock Report: These coaching candidates are on the move

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Chicago Bears Head Coach Candidate: Joe Brady – Stock Drop

Last Week: Stock Drop

I mentioned last week how it is difficult for a coach to see his stock drop while not actually coaching. While this thinking is somewhat true, at the same time I just have no want for Joe Brady any longer. His stock has dropped in my opinion due to other coaches’ stock rising. This might not be fair to Brady, but it just is what it is.

As we see Brain Daboll, Byron Leftwich and Kellen Moore improve upon or ruin their stock, it directly impacts Joe Brady. His stock is dependent on how others do. Brady was a hot, flashy name as he left LSU to come back to the NFL and be the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. After less than two years in the position, Brady was fired and his career is now in limbo. He was fired because the Carolina offense was never better than 21st in yards and 24th in points.

If we look at Brady’s coaching career more closely, I think it is safe to say he could benefit from more experience in the lower coaching ranks than head coach. He was an offensive assistant coach for the New Orleans Saints in 2017 and 2018. He then left for LSU to be the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach. However, prior to that he was never more than an assistant coach for William and Mary (2013 and 2014) and then Penn State (2015 and 2016).

Brady is only 32 and has the potential to be a great coach, he just needs more time and experience. That cannot happen as the head coach of the Chicago Bears.