Surprising Ex-Head Coach Spotted at Bears Practice in Team's Gear

Larry Rupp
A surprising ex-head coach was spotted at Chicago Bears practice wearing team gear.
A surprising ex-head coach was spotted at Chicago Bears practice wearing team gear. / Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

A lot of people speculated how long the Doug Pederson would be out of the NFL after he was fired from the Philadelphia Eagles this past offseason. Rumors are starting to swirl after the veteran coach was recently spotted on the sideline of a Chicago Bears practice wearing team gear.

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While it is possible that Pederson was simply a special guest visiting the team's practice, the connection here is clear. Pederson and current Chicago head coach Matt Nagy worked together under Andy Reid in Philadelphia from 2009-12. Seeing the two catch up at practice was sure to cause some suspicion.

Nagy has built a reputation for bringing in guest speakers over the last few offseason including the likes of Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning and NBA head coach Doc Rivers. This instance just has a different feel to it, though. Bringing in an old friend in search of a job just fits the rumors perfectly.

Pederson won a Super Bowl in 2017 and it definitely wouldn't hurt the Bears to give him another coaching gig. He excels at quarterback development being a former signal-caller himself and knows about the analytic side of football. Those are two areas in which Chicago has a lot of question marks.

No matter what, this is a situation worth keeping an eye on as the Bears will look to reach the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Chicago currently has odds set at +500 to win the NFC North division and odds set at +5000 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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