Report: Josh McDaniels, Pat Shurmur on Bears’ list

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Josh McDaniels and Pat Shurmur are popular candidates for head coaching openings around the league. Add the Bears to the list of teams that want to talk to the respected quarterback gurus, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

The Bears are expected to seek an offensive-minded coach since they plan on building around quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, even though General Manager Ryan Pace said Monday, “I don’t want to paint ourselves in a corner. We want the best coach.”

McDaniels and Shurmur both have head coaching experience.

Shurmur, 52, went 9-23 in two seasons as the Browns’ head coach and was 1-0 as the Eagles’ interim coach after Chip Kelly was fired in 2015. He became the Vikings’ offensive coordinator last year when Norv Turner stepped down. Minnesota finished 10th in points scored in 2017 despite losing Sam Bradford after the season opener.

McDaniels, 41, went 11-17 in almost two seasons in Denver. He spent the 2011 season as the offensive coordinator of the Rams before returning to New England.

14 responses to “Report: Josh McDaniels, Pat Shurmur on Bears’ list

  1. Mc Daniels would be perfect. Since he was all in for Tebow and tru-bust-ky is Tebow 2.0 he can have his chance to prove we wasnt wrong last time, even though he was 🙂

  2. lol. Why would anyone, with a legitimate dream of being a SB NFL coach, agree to join this debacle of a franchise?

    Someone, who’s bent on becoming a contending owner in this league, should buy this worthless family out.

  3. I completely expected the Bears to botch this by not even bothering to request interviews today let alone requestinv to interview Josh McDaniels.

  4. McDaniels will undoubtedly want roster control, something that newly-extended Pace won’t relinquish. Shurmur would be a good fit for the Bears, as would Matt Nagy or John DeFilippo.

  5. Hire Josh. Please. Countless RB draws and WRs tasked with setting illegal picks and running overly complex routes.

  6. Abattoir says:

    January 1, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    McDaniels will undoubtedly want roster control, something that newly-extended Pace won’t relinquish. Shurmur would be a good fit for the Bears, as would Matt Nagy or John DeFilippo
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    No one is giving McDaniels roster control after his Denver experience, so slow your roll. There is not a single job available where that’s even an option. McDaniels will have to build credibility as a Head Coach before he’s handed the keys to the kingdom again.

  7. I don’t see McDaniels to the Bears happening at all. After Mike Ditka (and to a lesser degree Dave Wannstedt), the McCaskeys have no interest in anyone bringing a fiery personality into Halas Hall. Hence the last decade and a half of flatliners (Lovie Smith, Marc Trestman, John Fox). The next Bears HC will be another middle of the road, quiet dude who doesn’t work the players too hard and more importantly, won’t challenge or embarrass ownership. If that person is somewhat qualified to be an NFL HC, that will just be a bonus.

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