The Chicago Bears finalized their coaching staff with the hiring of Chad Morton. What does Morton bring to the Bears, and why was he a great fit with Shane Waldron?
Chicago Bears hire Chad Morton as running backs coach
Moron has been a running back his entire life and made it to the NFL as a running back. Morton played from 2000 through the 2006 season for New Orleans, New York, the Jets and Giants, and Washington.
After a brief hiatus, Morton started his journey to coaching as an administrator for Mike McCarthy and the Green Bay Packers. He moved up to special teams assistant before eventually taking a job with the same title with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014.
In 2015, he moved to running backs assistant, and in 2017, he was named running backs. This is notable because of the obvious connection to Shane Waldron. Waldron joined the Seahawks in 2021 as the offensive coordinator.
It is notable that in 2022, he promoted Morton to the run game coordinator as well as the running backs coach. This is significant because Waldron did not bring Morton with him. He was already on the staff; Waldron accepted him and then bought into what he was bringing to the point where he wanted more input. These two are organically connected.
From there, Waldron has now brought Morton with him to the Chicago Bears as their running backs coach. The wide receivers coach is the only new staff member on offense that did not previously work with Shane Waldron, so the fit makes plenty of sense.