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So far Bears board chairman George McCaskey has been true to his word on  the search for a head coach and general manager.

"I expect lengthy lists for both positions, and we’re gonna work through them and get the best person at each position for the Bears.”

The committee to find someone to replace coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace includes McCaskey, team CEO Ted Phillips, former Colts personnel boss Bill Polian, Bears diversity vice-president Tanesha Wade and director of player engagement LaMar "Soup" Campbell.

So far it is a very broad-based search and has not narrowed immediately. The lists keep getting longer

Here is a listing continually updated of those who have been reported to be slated for an interview or who have been interviewed for the positions.

Head Coach

*Already interviewed    **Will have second interview

  • Former Lions and Colts coach Jim Caldwell (per ESPN)*
  • Former Dolphins HC Brian Flores (NFL Network)*
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles (per ESPN)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich (ESPN)*
  • Former Atlanta Falcons coach/current Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn (NFL Network)
  • Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (NFL Network)**
  • Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll (ESPN)*
  • Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (NFL Network)*
  • Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier (ESPN)
  • Former Philadelphia Eagles HC Doug Pederson (NFL Network)*

General Manager

  • Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles (per ESPN)
  • Miami Dolphins senior personnel director Reggie McKenzie (*
  • L.A. Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden (NFL Network)*
  • Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort (Chicago Bears)*
  • Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly (ESPN)*
  • Buffalo Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen (*
  • New England Patriots director of college scouting Eliot Wolf (ESPN)*
  • Pittsburgh Steelers VP of football and business administration Omar Khan (ESPN)
  • Former Houston Texans GM Rick Smith (Chicago Tribune)
  • San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Ran Carthon (*
  • New Orleans Saints assistant GM and college scouting director Jeff Ireland (ESPN)*
  • Indianapolis Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown (NBC Sports)

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  • Cleveland Browns vice-president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (*
  • Cleveland Browns vice-president of player personnel Glenn Cook (*

Upcoming Interviews

(Per NFL Network)


Leslie Frazier (coach)


Todd Bowles (coach), Dan Quinn (coach)


Morocco Brown (GM)

Coach Betting Favorites

According to Bet On-Line.Ag, the most likely coach hasn't been slated for an interview yet. Here are the betting favorites:

Jim Harbaugh 5-1

Brian Daboll 11-2

Doug Pederson 6-1

Leslie Frazier 6-1

Byron Leftwich 9-1

Todd Bowles 9-1

Brian Flores 10-1

Eric Bieniemy 10-1

Josh McDaniels 12-1

Kellen Moore 12-1

Pat Fitzgerald 12-1

Ryan Day 12-1

Matt Eberflus 14-1

Dave Toub 18-1

Greg Roman 18-1

Jerod Mayo 18-1

Sean Payton 25-1

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