Something else that seems telling though is just how confident Matt Eberflus seemed when making these comments. Does this mean that he has been given reassurance by Ryan Poles that he will remain as the Chicago Bears head coach in 2024? It's possible he's speaking this way because it's part of the job. No one, no matter the profession, should act as though they are not being retained unless they know for sure they are not coming back. It's a sign of weakness.
No matter if Eberflus comes back, Luke Getsy has to go. If Ryan Poles and Kevin Warren retain Matt Eberflus, I will be questioning the decision greatly. Eberflus was never someone I saw succeeding as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. If they also retain Getsy, I will start to openly speak against Poles — something I haven't done as I am a true believer and supporter.
After a very slow start (0-4), Matt Eberflus has helped turn things around — mostly defensively — and somewhat right the ship. To be fair, he also never seemed to lose the locker room. I can see a scenario where Eberflus is retained, but I don't want to see that happen. Getsy cannot stick around no matter what. Nothing I have seen gives me confidence to believe he can help develop a quarterback. I don't care if it's Justin Fields, Caleb Williams or any other rookie quarterback.
What do you think is the most likely scenario surrounding Justin Fields, Matt Eberflus, and others?
We will discuss this and more at the Halas Huddle.