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Chicago Bears hire Colts DC Matt Eberflus as their next head coach

Written by Doug Rush

Chicago Bears hire Colts DC Matt Eberflus as their next head coach

The Chicago Bears finally started to put the pieces together for their organization.

Earlier this week they hired Ryan Poles as their next general manager. On Thursday, the Bears have chosen indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as their next head coach.

Eberflus is replacing Matt Nagy, who was the Bears head coach for the last four seasons. Before joining the Colts as their defensive coordinator in 2018, Eberflus spent two seasons as the Cleveland Browns linebackers coach and then seven seasons as the Dallas Cowboys linebackers coach.

Now, he’ll get to run the entire show in Chicago and look to build an offense around Justin Fields.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.