Who are the Chicago Bears interviewing for head coach? (live updates)

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More names on the Chicago Bears head coach interview list

As we said, the list just keeps growing. The Chicago Bears are now looking to interview and maybe steal a name from their NFC North rivals. It seems like every time I put my phone down there is a report naming another coaching candidate who has been requested to interview with our beloved Bears. I do appreciate the due diligence but would prefer they hire a general manager first — unless there were prior talks about the GM/HC pairing between both parties involved which is possible through backchanneling.

Nathaniel Hackett, Offensive Coordinator – Green Bay Packers

Part of me loves the idea of stealing a guy that Aaron Rodgers has spoken highly of up in Green Bay. I’m not a fan of Rodgers’ off-the-field nonsense, but I do respect his on-the-field play. Nathaniel Hackett has been working under the tutelage of Matt LaFleur — a guy who was on my shortlist when the team hired Matt Nagy in 2018. Hackett didn’t make my top-five list or my notable mentions though. He hasn’t had much success without Rodgers.

Dan Quinn, Defensive Coordinator – Dallas Cowboys

I did not have Dan Quinn on my shortlist. I instead had his counterpart on offense, Kellen Moore on that list. Dan Quinn is one of the hotter names mentioned in the head coaching carousel. He had previous success in Atlanta until the 2020 season when the Falcons started 0-5 and Quinn was fired. The Cowboys’ defense has been superb this year though as he took over those duties this season. He was also a successful defensive coordinator in Seattle before his stint in Atlanta.