Nov 19, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus on the sidelines against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Bears retain Matt Eberflus, fire OC Luke Getsy

Head coach Matt Eberflus was retained for the 2024 season but his offensive coaching staff is getting a facelift, per multiple reports Wednesday.

Eberflus, 10-24 since being hired to replace Matt Nagy, parted with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko. He’s also been operating without a defensive coordinator since Alan Williams resigned in September.

Hiring coordinators could be tricky for Eberflus because he has only two years remaining on his original four-year contract.

Eberflus called defensive plays for the balance of the season and Chicago ranked in the top six in most major categories over the final 10 games of the season.

Under Getsy, the Bears finished 28th in total offense in 2022 and 20th in 2023.

The change also factors into the quarterback situation. Justin Fields would be learning yet another offense in what sets up as a possible make-or-break year.

Speculation about Fields’ future is rampant. The Bears have the No. 1 pick in the 2024 draft and general manager Ryan Poles said before last year’s draft, when he swapped the No. 1 pick to the Carolina Panthers for two first-rounders and wide receiver DJ Moore, that this year’s first-round pick was important in the trade because it could be used on a franchise quarterback.

–Field Level Media

Jul 28, 2022; Lake Forest, IL, USA;  Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy talks with the media during training camp at PNC Center at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Bears OC, Raiders DC named Senior Bowl head coaches

Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham were selected as head coaches for the 2023 Senior Bowl.

The Senior Bowl is comprised of a week of practices culminating with the Feb. 4 game matching two teams of NFL draft prospects selected by invitation based on evaluation of their pro potential.

Senior Bowl practices are well-attended by NFL position coaches, scouts and head coaches.

In 2023, practices are scheduled Jan. 31-Feb. 2 followed by a full-length game between the two rosters at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala.

Getsy was named coach of the American team; Graham is head coach of the National team.

The Bears hold the No. 1 pick in the draft, and the Raiders own the No. 7 selection.

–Field Level Media