Bears interviewing Byron Leftwich this week

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Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich has more on his plate than just preparing for the Rams this week.

Leftwich will also interview for the Bears’ head-coaching vacancy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The interview will take place on either Thursday or Friday.

That will be Leftwich’s second interview of the postseason. He previously interviewed with the Jaguars.

The NFL allows assistant coaches on playoff teams that won in the wild card round to interview this week, but if the Buccaneers beat the Rams on Sunday, Leftwich would not be able to interview with any teams next week, as league rules restrict those interviews so that assistants can focus on the conference championship games.

The 42-year-old Leftwich was a first-round pick of the Jaguars in 2003 and was an NFL quarterback for 10 seasons. This is his third season as the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator.

9 responses to “Bears interviewing Byron Leftwich this week

  1. Fully confident they won’t make this hire. Bears don’t do things right. Have they even gotten a GM yet?

  2. I still don’t see why there is a near-universal automatic assumption that someone who is a good OC or DC will be a good head coach. The skill sets are totally different.

  3. Brady & Bucs will miss Leftwich big time when he leaves, they bring the best out of each other. The Tom Byron connection is real.

  4. Could be a good move – IF they hire him. Bears are also supposed to be hot on Flores as well, but if the rumour he would like Watson is true, can’t imagine that going down well with Mrs M…

  5. Bucs are going to be in a real pickle after both the offensive and defensive coach’s get hired. Hope one gets the Bears and the other Vikings ,so they can face off with on another for a few years.

  6. They should start these interviews after the season. These coaches should concentrate on their present jobs of winning.

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