Shane Waldron checks all the important boxes for the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears hired Shane Waldron as their new offensive coordinator. Waldron checks all the key boxes needed for this team.

Chicago Bears, Shane Waldron
Chicago Bears, Shane Waldron / Jane Gershovich/GettyImages
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Experience installing a full offense

We were hoping that Luke Getsy could come in and take over the offensive side of the football for the Bears. He was supposed to have full control of installing his vision of an offense while tailoring it to the skill set of his players. That didn't actually happen though and the team struggled often. You saw an offense that relied heavily on running the football. Now, you can expect a slightly more balanced offense whether the team chooses to stick with Justin Fields or move on to Caleb Williams or Drake Maye.

The Bears rushed the ball more than every team but the Ravens this season. They had similar results in 2022 too. When it came to passing the ball though, Chicago was 27th in attempts in 2023 and dead last in 2022. Some of that is due to Fields electing to run the ball as opposed to pass, but we can expect more balance from Shane Waldron who threw the ball the 15th most in 2022 and 17th most in 2023. Pete Carroll was in charge of the defense in Seattle and Waldron oversaw the offense — this is exactly what we need to see here in Chicago with Matt Eberflus.