Chicago Bears Stock Report: These coaching candidates are on the move
Chicago Bears Head Coach Candidate: Todd Bowles – Stock Neutral
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Here we are once again, with a great defensive-minded coach. And once again, I am just not that interested. Todd Bowles has been a fantastic devensive coordinator in the NFL. When he is in the DC role, his defenses average a 15th in the league in points allowed. This includes two seasons where the team ranked 29th. Both of those seasons came in the first year of his reign as coordinator. He is a great coach, but like Leslie Frazier, I fear he won’t be able to bring a top offensive coordinator with him.
Bowls stock is neutral as the Bucs defense has played decently over the last two weeks. That said, their opponents were a Saints team that has no starting quality quarterback and a Panthers team that cannot decide if they want to start Cam Newton or Sam Darnold. Matt Rhule is seeing his name as a hashtag with fans wanting him fired in a similar way as Matt Nagy. I can’t give too much stock into the Bucs defense playing well against them.
Todd Bowles has already been requested to interview virtually with the Jacksonville Jaguars and rumors are that the Raiders are interested in him too. He will be a hot name this offseason, but is he the guy the Chicago Bears should want? Maybe, but he’s not on my personal shortlist.
Eddie Jackson is open to switching up positions for the Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears have been looking for a reliable nickelback for several seasons, and now Eddie Jackson sounds like he is open to playing that position.
Keep checking back as the countdown continues and the due diligence is for the Chicago Bears to be ready to replace Matt Nagy with a competent coach who can bring this franchise another Super Bowl. In the meantime, the Matt Nagy countdown is still in full operation. Now we know that it will probably not be before the end of the season though.