Death, taxes, and the Chicago Bears blaming the offensive coordinator for the failures of the organization as a whole.
That should be the prevailing confirmation that Bears' president Kevin Warren is not the savior for the team's football operations that many thought he would be when he was hired by the organization last year. For the first time in 30 years, the Bears had the opportunity to align their team president with their general manager and their head coach with their quarterback.
Instead, after days of "deliberation," the Bears decided that the way to move forward was the same path they'd taken in the past. Despite the all-star list of head coaching candidates available this off-season, the Bears are moving forward with a third season of Matt Eberflus as their head coach with a new offensive coordinator.
The issue with that mindset is that with the Bears being so willing to leak the deliberations over whether or not Eberflus should be back as the team's head coach, they've announced to the world that the over-promoted defensive coordinator will be a lame-duck to begin 2024 season. If the Bears fail to have success next season, Eberflus undoubtedly will be fired.
That is not an attractive situation for an offensive coordinator to want. The top offensive coordinators across the NFL such as Ben Johnson of the Detroit Lions will be pursuing head coaching vacancies this off-season and if they fail to land one, they will go back to their current position rather than join an unstable coaching staff with the Bears.
Warren's presence in the Bears' organization has not the incompetent decisions that are consistently made with regard to the football operations, and the quarterback position will be the next domino to fall in this doomsday scenario that is real life for the team.