Vic Fangio might be on his way to coach the Denver Broncos, but the Chicago Bears still have a wealth of talent on the defensive side of the ball. After a season in which the Bears defense finished with the best overall defense in the NFL, they will still be returning a cast of stars including, of course, Khalil Mack.
With an open Defensive Coordinator position, Chicago now features one of the premier job opportunities in the league. With Mack, Eddie Jackson, Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan, Eddie Goldman and Kyle Fuller, among others, the team is primed for success for the foreseeable future.
In addition, with Head Coach Matt Nagy’s expertise being on the offensive side of the ball, his choice for defensive coordinator will presumably have the freedom to run the defense as he sees fit, which adds to the appeal of the position.
The truth is, most Chicago Bears fans didn’t expect to be worried about acquiring a new coach at this point in the week. This was supposed to be a divisional playoff dominated week as the Bears were expected to take on the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday evening. The thing is, the team is loaded and more importantly, the roster is young and talented. Offensively, the Bears are centered around quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The young quarterback will be entering his 3rd season in 2019 and the franchise will look for increased production.
The last few days have been difficult for the Chicago Bears and their fans. What fans can lean back on is this, the window is wide open for this franchise. We are a long ways from Kickoff 2019, but the team should be considered the favorite in the NFC North next season, even without Vic Fangio.