Should Chicago Bears head coach, Matt Eberflus be on the hot seat?

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In a recent article by Pro Football Network, the site listed nine coaches they believe to be on the hot seat. The list includes Brandon Staley, Josh McDaniels, Kliff Kingsbury, Dennis Allen, Nathaniel Hackett, Matt LaFleur, Doug Pederson, Lovie Smith, and Kevin Stefanski. It’s kind of crazy that five of these guys are literally in their first year with their respective teams. It’s a little surprising to me that the national media didn’t include Chicago Bears head coach, Matt Eberflus, but I’m glad they did not because it wouldn’t be warranted.

I’m tipping my hand early on this one. There’s no reason for Matt Eberflus to be on the hot seat at this point. I think he and Ryan Poles are working this team exactly how they had planned once hired. Although the team only has three wins on the season and could likely find themselves with a top-three pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, we have seen a relatively disciplined football team. That was one area that was easily lacking under the tutelage of Matt Nagy. Plus, the Chicago Bears didn’t have the expectations of some of these other teams.

Now, for anyone claiming I’m making this up and no one is saying that Matt Eberflus should be fired, let me tell you that is just not the case with this Chicago Bears fan base. I have seen multiple accounts throughout the year of fans screaming “fire Flus” chants on social media.

These are just a few examples, there are plenty of them out there. Matt Eberflus has been far from perfect, but he does not deserve to join the list of coaches who only coached for one season. Some people are worried Luke Getsy could be out the door and feel that he’d make a better head coach for this particular team than Eberflus. Once fans saw how Justin Fields and the offense revamped their approach during the mini-bye leading into the Patriots game, people were sold on the Getsy and Justin Fields connection.

It’s possible that Getsy could be out the door should a head coaching vacancy present itself. Matt Eberflus has spoken highly of his offensive coordinator and believes he will make a great head coach one day.