Reportedly, Shane Waldron has been hired by the Bears to be the next offensive coordinator.

The Chicago Bears have allegedly chosen their offensive coordinator. Shane Waldron and the Bears are allegedly nearing an agreement to bring him to Chicago.

After dismissing Luke Getsy after two seasons on Jan. 10, Chicago interviewed Waldron first, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin. After replacing their offensive coaches, the Bears examined nine applicants.

Before a crucial draft in which Chicago has the No. 1 overall choice, head coach Matt Eberflus said he wanted a strong instructor in his offensive coach.

Waldron has been Seattle's offensive coordinator for three seasons. He coached Geno Smith the previous two years and Russell Wilson in his last season in 2021.

Waldron helped Smith revive his career in his debut season as starter. Best season for journeyman quarterback:

first in completion % (69.8), fourth in touchdowns (30), sixth in passer rating (100.9), and seventh in passing yards (4,282).

Smith's stellar year helped the Seahawks reach the playoffs in 2022. In 2023, Smith slumped as a sophomore, and Seattle's offense fell.

Indeed, it approximated Chicago's offense stats. The Seahawks were 17th in points per game (21.4) and the Bears 18th (21.2). Chicago had 332.2 yards per game, while Seattle had 322.9.

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