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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3. Kellen Moore, Offensive Coordinator, Los Angeles Chargers

Before this season, Kellen Moore would have looked like a much better candidate. When he was with the Dallas Cowboys, Moore's name was a hot one. He had that offense clicking. Now in Los Angeles, it's tough to tell whether or not Moore has been victim to the Chargers' injuries and Brandon Staley's poor decision-making.

This season, Justin Herbert has been hampered with a banged-up receiving core and other guys who simply aren't getting the job done. It's tough to blame Herbert and Moore for the offensive woes when you're looking at a first-round pick, Quentin Johnston, continue to drop wide-open passes, for example.

Moore's reputation should still garner him some interest in the offseason, especially if he is let go along with Staley. What Moore was able to do in Dallas, even through some injuries to Dak Prescott, was impressive. The Cowboys were continually a top offense in the league, even finishing no. 1 over the 2021 season.

In Chicago, Moore would have an opportunity to either get the most out of Justin Fields or help mold a new franchise quarterback, but he'd also have some weapons to work with. Think of D.J. Moore and CeeDee Lamb being very similar, especially with both of them being so great after the catch. The run game has been fairly strong in Dallas for a while, similar to the Bears. This could be a great pairing.