Report: Bears to hire former safety Mike Adams as assistant defensive backs coach

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Long-time NFL safety Mike Adams is returning to the league in a coaching role.

According to Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago, the Chicago Bears are set to hire Adams as an assistant defensive backs coach.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Adams last played in the NFL in 2019 with the Houston Texans. Now he’ll work alongside another long-time NFL defensive back in Deshea Townsend, who is the team’s primary secondary coach.

Adams made the Pro Bowl in 2014 and 2015 during a three-year run with the Indianapolis Colts. A former undrafted free agent out of Delaware, Adams initially signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2004 and spent three seasons with the team. He would play four years for the Cleveland Browns and two more for the Denver Broncos before making it to the Pro Bowl for the first time a decade into his career.

Adams would play 15 seasons in the NFL with a two-year run with the Carolina Panthers and six games with the Texans in 2019.

Adams’ addition to the staff helps fill the void created from Vic Fangio’s retirement as defensive coordinator with Sean Desai being promoted to take over the head defensive job. Desai had previously been the Bears’ safeties coach.

6 responses to “Report: Bears to hire former safety Mike Adams as assistant defensive backs coach

  1. Everyone and their brother knows Nagy & Co are in lame-duck territory so getting tried and true experienced coaches to replace those that jumped ship was going to be a problem. Fortunately, its a great chance for some new folks to come in and get some experience. Unfortunately its at the Bears and their fans expense. Way to go George McMediocre !

  2. Their secondary needs to be a lot better at covering and tackling than they were last year. They dropped a lot of interceptions too. If this is Adams’ first coaching gig it should be a good opportunity to prove himself.

  3. Funny thing is I’d take him as a rotation safety right now. Hire him as a coach and when the starter goes down he starts loosening his tie…

  4. The Bears are filling roles as a lot of the staff from last year know that it’s the last hur-rah for Nagy and Pace. They have been jumping ship for the last month. Good luck with all the rookie assistants and retreads filling out the staff this year. The Bears schedule is going to be a brutal slap in the chops. So just be a good fan and go along with George Mckaskey’s plan. Make tons of money and don’t mind being an average football team…. But at least they communicate well.

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