The Bears are 5-8, in last place in the NFC North and have been on the losing end of some ugly blowouts this season. All of that points to head coach Marc Trestman being on the hot seat.
And yet few in Chicago believe Trestman will be fired. CSN Chicago Bears Insider John Mullin said this week on PFT Live that Trestman appears safe. Mullin said that firing Trestman right now would be tantamount to a “monumental admission of mistake by G.M. Phil Emery,” and that just isn’t something Emery is ready to do.
Of course, Bears chairman George McCaskey could just decide to fire Emery. But as the Chicago Sun-Times puts it, that’s just not how this franchise rolls. The Bears aren’t the kind of team that cleans house after one bad season. Trestman showed promise as a first-year NFL head coach last year, and despite a step backward this year, the Bears are almost certain to give Trestman and Emery a chance to show that this year is an anomaly.
Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is likely to be fired after the season, and other defensive assistants, as well as special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, appear to be on the hot seat as well. But Trestman doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. As bad as this year is, it probably won’t be Trestman’s last year in Chicago.