Well, There Goes One DC Candidate: Todd Bowles Chooses Buccaneers over Bears

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Well, There Goes One DC Candidate: Todd Bowles Chooses Buccaneers over Bears

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If you were hoping Todd Bowles would choose Matt Nagy over Bruce Arians, you’re going to be disappointed (Michael: and so will Bowler … smh at choosing the Bucs defense over the Bears):

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Bowles will indeed join Arians in Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator. Bowles was expected to become the Bucs DC last night, but Vic Fangio’s departure to the Denver Broncos threw a wrench in things.

With no paperwork signed in Tampa, Bowles immediately became a top candidate to replace Fangio as the Bears’ DC. Much like the situation in Tampa Bay, where Bowles and Arians had a history together, Bowles goes way back with the Bears’ head coach. It was a perfect fit … but it wasn’t meant to be. The Buccaneers working out a deal with Bowles leaves the Bears still in the market for a defensive coordinator with no clear-cut favorite in sight. Bummer.

At least we have an idea that the Bears’ job was enticing at some level:

Coaching the Bears’ defense is an attractive job with perks including three first-team All-Pros, three Pro Bowl alternates, and the inheritance of the NFL’s top scoring defense during the regular season. Chicago will have its choice of interested candidates, to be sure. Unfortunately, it won’t be Bowles, who was at the top of the list for obvious reasons.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.

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