5 defensive coordinators Bears need to be eyeing for 2024

The Bears will have no shortage of options to replace Alan Williams next offseason
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4. Anthony Weaver, Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, Baltimore Ravens

One of the best candidates to become a defensive coordinator in the near future resides in Baltimore. The Ravens defense has been one of the league's best this season, and a big reason why is due to their front seven.

The Ravens lead the NFL with 35 sacks to this point on the year, and you can point to defensive line coach Anthony Weaver as a big reason why they have had so much success. Yes, the players put in place play a big part. But, Weaver has also had to deal injuries here and there over the past few seasons.

Weaver got his start coaching in the NFL back in 2012 with the New York Jets, and has coached defensive line since then. It is his calling card.

Not only are the Ravens great at getting to the quarterback, but they are excellent against the run, allowing under 92 yards per game on the ground. The Bears already succeed against the run, but they struggle to get pressure on quarterbacks. Weaver is a candidate to come in and fix that, while continuing the success Chicago has had on the ground.