Bears Rumors: 5 AFC coaching candidates to replace Matt Eberflus

On the hottest of seats, Matt Eberflus likely won't survive the 2024 offseason.

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The Chicago Bears may be 4-4 in their last eight games, and that is certainly improvement from a year ago, but the writing is still on the wall for head coach Matt Eberflus.

There is just no way you can walk into next season with Eberflus still employed, if you're Ryan Poles.

Heck, Poles' job might not even be safe at this point. He has made some questionable decisions in his couple of years as general manager and may not make it out of this season unscathed. But, for now, let's stick with the Eberflus topic.

There are a lot of candidates the Bears could look at to replace him, but let's look at a few in the AFC, specifically.

1. Press Taylor, Offensive Coordinator, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are leading the AFC South once again and look primed for a playoff berth for the second-straight season. Between the Jags' run defense and their passing offense, Jacksonville has been able to continue their winning ways.

Speaking of that offense, not a lot of people are talking about offensive coordinator Press Taylor. But, he deserves some credit for Trevor Lawrence's breakout last season. Sure, a lot of it can be credited to Doug Pederson, but Taylor is also a well-respected coach and could get some head coaching interest next offseason.

Taylor comes from the Eagles' coaching tree, having started there in 2013 and staying through 2020. That's a great era to come from if you're wanting to become a head coach some day, and Taylor is well-versed in his offensive game-planning.