Bears Retain Head Coach Eberflus, Part Ways with Offensive Coordinator Getsy

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus will return for the 2024 season, according to sources. The decision comes after the Bears fired offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, as well as quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko and wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert. Eberflus has a record of 10-24 in his two seasons with the Bears, following a successful tenure as the Colts’ defensive coordinator. Despite showing improvement this season, Getsy’s dismissal highlights the Bears’ desire for more offensive success.

The Bears face a crucial decision at quarterback this offseason, as they consider whether to stick with Justin Fields or use the No. 1 overall draft pick on a rookie. The team’s offensive struggles were evident throughout the 2023 season, with player frustrations over the lack of consistent explosive plays and perceived coaching issues. Despite these challenges, the Bears ended the season on a positive note, winning four of their last six games.

In terms of offensive performance, the Bears ranked 17th in offensive points per game, their highest mark since 2018. The passing offense improved from 32nd to 27th, while the rushing offense ranked second in the league. However, the Bears were held to 20 or fewer points in 10 games and failed to score a touchdown in their final three road games.

Wide receiver DJ Moore and tight end Cole Kmet had career-high receiving yards, but the passing game still lacked consistency. Fields struggled with yards per attempt, passing success rate, and adjusted completion rate. He totaled 20 touchdowns, both passing and rushing.

As the Bears move forward, the decisions made in the offseason will shape their offensive identity in 2024. They will be looking to build on the progress they made in the latter part of the previous season while addressing the concerns and challenges they faced.