Bears complete second interview with Jim Caldwell

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The Chicago Bears have wrapped up their second interview with Jim Caldwell for their open head coaching position.

Caldwell met with new Bears General Manager Ryan Poles, who was hired by the team earlier in the day on Tuesday.

Caldwell has twice been a head coach in the NFL with the Colts and Detroit Lions. He replaced Tony Dungy as head coach of the Colts and spent three years in the role from 2009-11. After spending the next three years as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens, Caldwell was hired by the Lions in 2014 and led them to the playoffs twice in four seasons. Caldwell was by far the most successful head coach the Lions have had since the turn of the century.

Caldwell last served as a consultant for the Miami Dolphins in 2019 after taking a leave of absence from his initial position of assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for health issues.

The Bears have also scheduled secondary interviews with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. Interviews with Quinn and Eberflus are set to take place on Wednesday.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have also interviewed Caldwell for their head coach vacancy.

6 responses to “Bears complete second interview with Jim Caldwell

  1. For the love of God please don’t hire Caldwell! I live in Indy and watched him single handed my drive the Colts into the ground. And all he did with the Lions is keep them status quo. I will find another team of the Bears go down this path with him!

  2. Could be a good hire as OC if paired with a younger QB coach that can really connect with Justin Fields. Would definitely NOT be my choice for HC.

  3. Fairly clear that Poles will have little or nothing to do with the coach hire and which does not build confidence among Bear fans. More wandering in the desert or on the lake front but probably at very low cost to the Bears

  4. Where are all the experts saying that this Great coach was shafted by Detroit? If he was as great as the self-declared experts on here claim, he would have been a HC YEARS ago… I DARE the Bears or the Vikes to hire that loser…Please!

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