Bears to Interview Buccaneers Coordinators for Head Coaching Job

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Chicago Bears are set to interview both Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinators for their head coaching vacancy.
The Chicago Bears are set to interview both Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinators for their head coaching vacancy. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Former Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy was one of three NFL head coaches to lose their jobs during the league's annual Black Monday. Nagy's firing has been followed up quickly with a flurry of head coach replacement rumors as the Bears have already began to interview potential candidates.

Two of these candidates include the pair of coordinators for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

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Leftwich and Bowles both joined the Buccaneers coaching staff with head coach Bruce Arians to begin the 2019 season. This trio has been one of the most highly successful during that span, leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title and back-to-back 11+ win seasons.

Tampa Bay's resounding success over this three-year run has led to Leftwich and Bowles being considered top candidates for nearly all of the head coaching vacancies entering this offseason.

Chicago is not holding their head coaching search to just Tampa Bay, however, as reports suggest the Bears are also interested in both of the Buffalo Bills coordinators: Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier.

Despite the disappointing 2021 season, finding a new head coach can be an exciting process for the Bears fanbase as this team has a lot of talent to build around including quarterback Justin Fields and running back David Montgomery.

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