The Green Bay Packers rival, the Chicago Bears, blew a 28-7 lead on Sunday against the Denver Broncos and lost 31-28. Because of this, Chicago is 0-4 to start the 2023 season. They have lost 14 straight games and have not won a game since last October.
Because of this, many believe that the Bears’ head coach, Matt Eberflus, is on the hot seat. Frank Schwab on Yahoo Sports said:
“The Bears are strangely proud of never firing a coach during a season, though they’ve had a few coaches who probably deserved to be. That would be the only thing to save Eberflus his job after the start he has had to his career. Giving up the chance to take a lead with less than three minutes left will be a part of his legacy in Chicago. The good part is losing to the Broncos gets the Bears one step closer to the first place of the 2024 NFL Draft. No, the Bears weren’t tanking Sunday by going for it. Eberflus has no reason to do so, considering he’s not surviving a second straight season that results in the first overall pick of the draft. It was the result of an incompetent head coach who is leading a sinking ship and has no idea how to fix it.”
The Green Bay Packers fanbase was laughing on Twitter when Chicago blew that lead against Denver on Sunday. If Green Bay Packers rivals head coach Eberflus gets fired either during the season or after this season, who would they potentially bring in as their next head coach?
The Green Bay Packers rival, the Chicago Bears next head coach Could Be New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Mike Kafka
Mike Kafka’s name was mentioned last season for NFL head coaching positions. The Green Bay Packers rival should take a serious look at him because he is an offensive head coach and Kafka is a Chicago native. He went to college at Northwestern and grew up around the area.
The Bears need a reboot as a franchise with the head coach and the quarterback position. Kafka has done a very good job fixing New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. If he continues to do well this season, Mike Kafka will get interviews for head coaching jobs as well.
Ben Johnson, Detroit Lions Offensive Coordinator
Ben Johnson is a name that also was interviewed last season with teams, but he decided to stay with the Detroit Lions for another season. Detroit can very well win the NFC North this season over the Green Bay Packers. The Lions offense has been run first, but quarterback Jared Goff has played well under him.
The league is pivoting toward offense, and Chicago needs to stop living in the past with the 1985 Bears defense. One of the things is, would the Lions allow Ben Johnson to go to a rival team? That would be interesting to see, nonetheless.
Lincoln Riley, USC Trojans Head Coach
If the Chicago Bears land the top pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, quarterback Caleb Williams would be the top selection. Is it possible that Chicago, the Green Bay Packers rival, would try to lure Lincoln Riley from USC to come into the NFL?
That would be interesting because USC assistant coach Kliff Kingsbury coached at Texas Tech in college and then got hired as the Arizona Cardinals head coach when they had the number one selection in 2019 with quarterback Kyler Murray. Riley would be the latest college coach to jump to the NFL if that happened.