Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus may not be coaching his last game with the franchise on Sunday on the road against the Green Bay Packers. Chicago is 7-9 on the season and they are eliminated from playoff contention, but they have been playing a lot better down the stretch by winning their last four or five games.
He is in his second season and can very well see a third season with the Bears franchise. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he said on Saturday, December 30 about Matt Eberflus returning to the Bears next season by saying:
“”I would be surprised as of right now if Matt Eberflus was not back for the Chicago Bears. They’ve looked much better… They certainly seem to be headed in the right direction… I hear nothing but positive vibes from Chicago.”
In his first season with the Bears, he went 3-14 and they landed the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. They also have the number one pick in the 2024 NFL Draft because of the trade they made with the Carolina Panthers last offseason. Carolina has a 2-14 record this season.
Green Bay Packers Fans and Other Fans React to the possibility of the Chicago Bears Keeping Matt Eberflus as head coach in 2024
Just a few weeks ago, there was no doubt that it appeared as if Chicago was going to move on from Eberflus as head coach at the end of the season, but winning their last four of five games has changed things. Quarterback Justin Fields has also played better.
With the possibility of Eberflus returning next season for the Bears, fans reacted on Twitter about it. Also, the Green Bay Packers have won nine straight games against the Chicago Bears and they beat them 38-20 back in Week 1.
— Davison (@DaveyPickett5) January 2, 2024
Matt Eberflus has this #Bears defense playing really good football.
The #Packers have similar talent overall, but Chicago plays MUCH more disciplined while staying aggressive.
Defense has been cooking since October. Fun matchup vs. Jordan Love this weekend.
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) January 1, 2024
It would be great for #DaBears to knockout #GoPackGo from playoff contention. On the other hand, it means losing out on a top 10 pick to go along with the No. 1 overall pick and Matt Eberflus staying as head coach. pic.twitter.com/Em85EqD5mN
— Todd Welter (@toddjdub) January 1, 2024
With the potential news of Matt Eberflus staying in 2024 for the Bears, there are fans in the Windy City who want him gone anyway. However, if the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears for the 10th consecutive time on Sunday afternoon to get into the postseason, fans in Chicago, Illinois will be sick to their stomachs about this and there is still time for the Bears franchise to change its mind about it.