Bears hiring Tyke Tolbert as wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator

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Bears head coach Matt Eberflus’ first staff continued to come together on Wednesday.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is hiring Tyke Tolbert as their wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. He will work with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and his passing game coordinator role will mean he’ll be spending time working with quarterback Justin Fields as well.

Tolbert spent the last four seasons as the wide receivers coach with the Giants. He served in the same role with the Broncos, Panthers, Bills, and Cardinals after jumping from the college ranks to the NFL in 2003.

In addition to Getsy and Tolbert, the Bears have also moved to hire defensive coordinator Alan Williams, linebackers coach Dave Borgonzi, and offensive line coach Chris Morgan.

3 responses to “Bears hiring Tyke Tolbert as wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator

  1. If I’m keeping track accurately of their hires, this is the first staffer they’ve picked up from a team that didn’t make the playoffs this year. I would have liked to see them hire someone from a team whose passing game didn’t suck even worse than the Bears this last season. But the WRs coach they had under Nagy was awful so I’m holding out hope this is at least a modest improvement.

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