Packers Assistant Luke Getsy Reportedly Has an Offer on the Table to be the Bears' Offensive Coordinator

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Packers Assistant Luke Getsy Reportedly Has an Offer on the Table to be the Bears’ Offensive Coordinator

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After the relatively slower process of the Bears’ GM hire and announcement, the team isn’t messing around in targeting other high-profile candidates for open jobs. First, it was Matt Eberflus for the head-coaching position. Shortly after that, Eagles executive Ian Cunningham’s name came up in connection for a high-ranking job in the Bears front office. And when it comes to the offensive coordinator role, this could move quickly, too.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Bears have an offer on the table for Luke Getsy to become their next offensive coordinator.

 

The Packers Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator could get a promotion within the Green Bay organization, but the allure of calling plays — which isn’t available in his current situation — could push him to take the offer. As Silverstein puts it: “It’s his job if he wants.”

And suddenly, I’m dreaming of an offseason in which the Packers lose their offensive coordinator, his second in command, and Aaron Rodgers in the same offseason. Drool.

It would be wild if Getsy doesn’t take the offer, if it is indeed on the table. The opportunity to build an offense, call plays, and catapult your coaching career sure looks enticing. And if he can turn Justin Fields into the type of quarterback his raw talent suggests he can be, Getsy could be garnering head-coaching interest elsewhere in no time. Then again, Getsy isn’t the only candidate in the running for the job. Remember, Texans offensive assistant Pep Hamilton is set to interview in Chicago on Saturday. Houston’s Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach has intriguing merits that make him a worthwhile candidate, too.

In a dream world, the Bears could poach Getsy and Hamilton. Throw an Assistant Head Coach title here, there, and everywhere, shell out some big cash for raises, and build an offensive juggernaut of a staff. That would be one way to bolster the Eberflus hire. But that feels like a big ask this early in the process. However, I’ll never stop anyone from dreaming big. Chicago’s football team is working with a blank canvas right now. Might as well try to make the most of it.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.