For people examining the draft moves and offseason signings of the Chicago Bears, they might not feel confident in their team.
However, Matt Eberflus is doing everything he can to fix the Bears.
It might not seem like it, but he is working on rebuilding the team into one who can contend yet again in the NFC North.
For those who doubt in his ability to rebuild in Chicago, there are three clear reasons he can fix the Bears.
3. Eberflus Is Bringing Over Offensive Players And Coaches From Green Bay
The one NFC North team that “owns” the Chicago Bears are the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers owns the Bears.
Aaron Rodgers owns Chicago.
Aaron Rodgers owns @BarstoolBigCat.
Mean, but true. pic.twitter.com/WQ57tpT2MU
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) October 18, 2021
With Aaron Rodgers as quarterback, he’s terrorized the Bears.
However, Eberflus was smart and took away some players and coaches Rodgers had in Green Bay.
The two most notable people he got were offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and offensive lineman Lucas Patrick.
These two players will help quarterback Justin Fields grow into a player that is like Rodgers, minus the drama.
If that mold can stick with him, it gives the Bears the best quarterback they ever had.
This means a lot seeing Chicago is never known for their passing offense.
However, with these moves under Eberflus, it can be a step in the right direction to improve the Bears for the future.
2. He Is Rebuilding The Defense
Some Bears fans see the moves Chicago made with their defensive stars as gutting the team.
However, it’s really a way to build a young defense built for the future.
While some aren’t happy about the trading of Khalil Mack, it was the right move.
For the #Bears fans not happy about the Mack trade. I get it. Listen, if you thought this team was a just few players away…bless your ❤️. The reality is, this team needs a rebuild. If you want to upset about anything, be upset about the missed window w/ the defense in 2018 & 19.
— Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) March 11, 2022
He is an outstanding player but couldn’t shine in Chicago when other key defensive players were injured.
He also suffered an injury in 2021 that knocked him out of games for the rest of the season.
With that in mind, the Bears cut their losses with him and are searching for a younger and healthier player to replace him.
This move gives Chicago the best chance to rebuild a healthy defense in the future.
1. Eberflus Got The Coaching Staff He Wanted
While Matt Nagy found success in his first season with the Bears, he had problems soon afterwards.
The team was a rotating door for lower level coaching staff members, something that might have hurt players.
However, the rotating door was in part from Nagy not having access to coaches he wanted on the team.
The Kansas City Chiefs prevented him from stealing away their coaching staff, hurting Nagy in Chicago.
But Eberflus hasn’t seen that problem while in Chicago.
He got all the coaches he wanted from the Indianapolis Colts, his former team.
With those coaches knowing how he operates things, he’s already in a better position to fix things in Chicago.
While fans want him to fix everything now, they need to see this will be a process.
However, he has every tool at his disposal to rebuild the Bears.
The coaching staff is the biggest tool in fixing the team for the long-term.