Bears announce interviews with Doug Pederson, Glenn Cook

Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots, Super Bowl LII
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The Bears got the ball rolling on their head coaching and General Manager interviews on Wednesday.

The team announced that they have completed an interview with former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. Pederson has also interviewed with the Jaguars last week.

Pederson went 42-37-1 with the Eagles and he coached the team to a win in Super Bowl LII. He was fired after the 2020 season and spent this year out of coaching.

The Bears also announced that they have interviewed Browns vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook. Cook has worked for the Browns since 2016 in pro scouting and also worked for the Colts and Packers.

The Bears have been linked to a number of other candidates for both jobs, so there will likely be more announcements to come about completed interviews in the coming days.

9 responses to “Bears announce interviews with Doug Pederson, Glenn Cook

  1. If you’re interviewing for a coaching job and you leave with no offer, it wasn’t a great interview. But Doug would be great in Chicago imo. Young QB learning from a former NFL QB and he’s proven he’s a winner and can put together a good staff..

  2. I’m guessing George McCaskey is sick of hearing about the Packers, and they hire Eliot Wolf as GM and Doug Pederson as Head Coach – both of whom know each other.

  3. Can’t argue Pederson’s SB resume but I think hiring another HC from the Reid tree could be a tough sell to the fanbase after what they saw out of Nagy.

  4. If the Bears don’t at least interview Duce Staley they’re dumber than they look.

  5. It seems like the style to grab coordinators from teams doing well. I think someone in Chi organization is infatuated with the Eagles Super Bowl run. We have Foles… and now they want Pederson? I hope this is misdirection for who they really want.

  6. Pederson seems like the best fit. You’d have a legit QB competition, and I think either Fields or Foles could work as Doug would adjust for each. Doug was really in a bad situation with Wentz, Howie and Lurie. Those were about 80% of the issues. Granted, I do think the SB went to his head a bit, but there is no denying the absolutely masterful job he abs the staff did y changing the offense for Foles. I think you could do a lot worse than Doug.

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