Thirty years ago, Buddy Ryan served as the architect of one of the greatest defenses of all time: The 1985 Bears. Now that the Bears are looking for a new coach and Buddy’s son, Rex, is looking for work, it seems to be a perfect match — especially with Chicago surely hoping to find someone who is the opposite of Marc Trestman.
But the things that make the most sense are often the things that have the least chance of happening. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Bears have no interest in Rex.
It’s unclear why the Bears aren’t interested. Former Colts, Browns, and Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi has been working as a consultant, and it’s possible Accorsi has advised against Buddy’s son. Regardless, Rex won’t be the coach of the Bears, barring a dramatic change of heart.