Who is Shane Waldron and what should Bears fans know about their new offensive coordinator?

And how different will the Bears' offense look next season?

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Waldron's Coaching Experience

At the very least, Bears fans should be stoked about Waldron's resume. He was hired into the league by Bill Belichick, joining the Patriots in 2008 as an offensive quality control coach. He stayed there for two seasons, moving to tight ends coach in 2009 before bouncing around the northeast (UMass, the Hartford USL team, a high school) for a handful of years. In 2016 he joined the offensive staff -- once again as an offensive quality control coach -- in Washington under Sean McVay, who was the OC there are the time. When the Rams hired McVay one year later, Waldron moved with him, spending the next four seasons in LA in a variety of positions on the offensive staff. In 2021, the Seahawks hired him to be their offensive coordinator, a position he's held ever since. So basically, Waldron's spent his entire professional career learning from Belichick, McVay, and Pete Carroll. Not bad.