While the NFL season didn’t give the Chicago Bears many pleasant moments, the 2023 offseason for them is starting off pretty well.
They head into the offseason with a new CEO and the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
However, the news for them is getting better, as one of their coaches is heading to the Senior Bowl.
That coach is the Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.
🚨 2023 Senior Bowl Coaches🚨
Leading the American Team:
HC- #DaBears OC Luke Getsy
OC- #DirtyBirds QBs Charles London
DC- #ForeverNE DL DeMarcus Covington #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE™️ Link: https://t.co/g1gf5Ac5Yo pic.twitter.com/WFHNXNYeus
— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 18, 2023
While it might not seem like much, the Senior Bowl allows coaches a first-hand look at potential draft prospects.
With Getsy coaching the American Team, he gets a look at all the talent from this roster.
This talent includes some of the best players around the nation who otherwise get overlooked by brighter stars.
It allows him to report back to the Bears with who they should target with their late-round draft picks.
With the Bears needing help in 2023, they need Getsy to use this opportunity to scout out prospects.
Players like Byron Young might be a potential draft pick for the Bears, depending on his performance at the Senior Bowl.
In four years in the NCAA, he has played 54 games, totaling 56 solo tackles, 83 assisted tackles, and 22.5 tackles for loss.
He also has 7.5 career sacks, with 2022 seeing him record 3.5 sacks.
Scouting defensive players like him is key for a defensive unit in Chicago that’s been gutted.
They need some top-talent to rebuild their depleted defensive front seven.
It will be Getsy’s job to help the team get a head start on what late-round picks can help them in 2023.