The Green Bay Packers‘ oldest rival, the Chicago Bears, saw their defensive coordinator, Alan Williams, resign abruptly prior to their Week Three game against the Kansas City Chiefs (which they lost 41-10). The lead-up to Williams’ resignation was riddled with rumors and accusations. There were reports that the FBI raided both Williams’ house and Halas Hall in Chicago.
Those rumors turned out to be false, but Williams nonetheless resigned citing the need to take care of both his own health and his family. However, a recent report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicates that Williams’ reason for leaving less than three weeks into the 2023 regular season is a lie.
And the situation is not good.
Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams Resigned Due to “Inappropriate Activity”
While there was no activity that warranted an investigation by law enforcement, Schefter reports that Williams resigned, in part, because of inappropriate activity and that Bears human resources was involved:
“Williams was not involved in any criminal activity, sources told Schefter, but the Bears’ human resources department was part of the process that culminated in his abrupt resignation Wednesday.”
The nature of what the inappropriate activity was has not been revealed yet. However, there was a forensic digital search of Williams’ computer, according to Schefter. His sources, though, state that such a procedure is standard when an employee resigns.
It is clear that whatever Williams was doing or involved with was not good.
Alan Williams Never Beat the Green Bay Packers as the Defensive Coordinator of the Chicago Bears
Williams became the defensive coordinator of the Bears ahead of the 2022 season. He faced the Packers three times and lost every single matchup.
Green Bay averaged 31 points per game against Williams’ defense. The 38 points they put up in Week One was the most during that span.
Alan Williams’ Coaching Career
It is hard to see Williams getting another coaching job in the NFL, especially if the “inappropriate activity” is especially heinous. If his coaching career is over, it is the end of a 22-year tenure in the NFL that saw him hold positions on several teams:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001): Defensive assistant
- Indianapolis Colts (2002-2011): Defensive backs coach
- Minnesota Vikings (2012-2013): Defensive coordinator
- Detroit Lions (2014-2017): Defensive backs coach
- Indianapolis Colts (2018-2021): Defensive backs coach (again)
- Chicago Bears (2022-2023): Defensive coordinator