Chicago Bears' takeaway No. 3: Which offensive coordinator is running this new offense?
With the Chicago Bears selecting Caleb Williams first overall, and with the Bears having an open offensive coordinator position, which candidate will they go with?
The easy answer is to say, Kliff Kingsbury. He's worked with Caleb Williams. He's also worked with quarterbacks in his career who've had great success under him.
That being said, another candidate who should be seen as a home run hire would be the Seattle Seahawks' Shane Waldron.
Waldron worked with Sean McVay since McVay got to the Rams in 2017, starting as a tight ends coach and working his way to a passing game coordinator. Having a coach who's worked under a proven coach like McVay— while also having done it away from McVay in Seattle— makes Shane Waldron a highly intriguing option.
The third offensive coordinator the Bears could hire who'd have me jumping for joy would be Klint Kubiak from the 49ers.
Kubiak is the pass game coordinator under Kyle Shanahan, and that alone makes Kubiak a choice worth considering. Along with being under the Shanahan tree, Kubiak has experience with a multitude of different talents. He isn't a coach who's only worked with "pocket passers" or only "running quarterbacks," and that's probably very enticing for the Chicago Bears. Their offense has truly lacked identity since my birth, so who knows when that will change.
Something that the Chicago Bears probably learned from their Luke Getsy experience is that, sometimes, coaches can be carried by their players. Maybe it's controversial, but I'm willing to say that Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur did a lot of the heavy lifting in Green Bay.
The Bears, however, took the bait. They aren't doing that again. Right? Right?!