Developing second-overall pick Mitch Trubisky will be paramount in the Bears upcoming coaching search, with league sources indicating a head-coaching change there is virtually certain next week. The relationship between coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace has suffered, and the Bears are bracing for a coaching search next week. It remains to be seen if front-office changes come -- some head-coaching candidates may prefer to work with a different general manager -- but the Bears will be interested in talking to some of the established offensive coaches. New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will merit consideration -- both are former NFL head coaches as well -- while Pace has strong ties to the New Orleans organization, and with that team thriving this season under Sean Payton, some members of that staff could be involved in the process as well.
Bears coaching search to focus on offensive specialists to help develop Trubisky
CBS Sports | Dec 31