Jan 17, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, US; New Chicago Bears president and CEO Kevin Warren speaks during the press conference at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

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Bears CEO Kevin Warren plans ‘methodical’ review of coach, team this month

Bears team president and CEO Kevin Warren offered no endorsements or rush judgments on the future of head coach Matt Eberflus.

Warren said he approves of the current energy around the Bears, who are 5-2 in the past seven games with a chance to score a damaging win Sunday at Green Bay that could knock the rival Packers out of the playoff field.

But Warren said he won’t make any decisions about Eberflus or other positions until he has ample time for a full review.

“You know, as we’ve said all along, we just continually will stay focused on finishing the season strong take a big picture, methodical look at everything,” Warren said Friday. “I’m looking forward to going to Green Bay tomorrow. Hopefully the team can keep playing well.”

The Bears hired Warren on Jan. 12, 2023, meaning he inherited the GM-coach power structure in place of Ryan Poles and Eberflus. Currently 10-23 as Bears head coach, Eberflus said Friday he believes the team is on the rise.

“I feel really good about the second half of the season, where the football team is going right now. I love the camaraderie and the relationships we’ve built,” Eberflus said about his feelings of a season-ending review from his bosses. “So, yeah, I feel good about it.”

Warren did reveal plans for a new stadium are progressing with more information likely to be revealed before the 2024 NFL Draft.

That’s when the next big decision for Warren and Chicago’s brass could come to pass.

The Bears own the No. 1 overall pick as part of a trade with the Carolina Panthers last April. Carolina moved up in the deal with the Bears to the No. 1 spot to draft quarterback Bryce Young.

At the top of many early draft boards sits a crowd of quarterbacks, which invites debate about whether the Bears might select Justin Fields’ replacement or draft a strong supporting cast around the third-year starter.

Chicago is 0-5 against the Packers since Fields’ arrival in 2021.

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