Packers Passing Game Coordinator Luke Getsy Is a Potential Bears OC Candidate

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Packers Passing Game Coordinator Luke Getsy Is a Potential Bears OC Candidate

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It has been a rough six days for the Packers.

First, they lose a home game in the snow to the 49ers. That loss ends their playoff run before it could really get off the ground, and begins the cycle of drama that surrounds Aaron Rodgers’ future. Days later, Nathaniel Hackett leaves his offensive coordinator post to take the Broncos head-coaching position. Naturally, the rumors connecting Rodgers and a trade to the Broncos start bubbling at the surface level. And the hits may not be done coming just yet:

The MMQB’s Albert Breer suggests the Bears could target Packers assistant coach Luke Getsy for their vacant offensive coordinator position. Getsy holds the titles of Quarterbacks Coach/Passing Game Coordinator. But in Chicago, as the offensive coordinator, he could be so much more.

Being Chicago’s offensive coordinator under Matt Eberflus has its perks. For starters, a new OC would have full autonomy over that side of the ball. They can build an offense, draw up a playbook, call the plays, and essentially do whatever their heart desires. Think of it this way. Being the Bears offensive coordinator basically makes you the head coach of the offensive side of the ball. Why wouldn’t you want that on your résumé.

And I imagine getting a chance to coach this guy would have its perks:

Yeah, I’d think getting an opportunity to team up with Justin Fields and create your own path to coaching stardom would certainly have its benefits.

Getsy is just one of many coaches who could land in Chicago as Eberflus’ offensive coordinator. And that he could leave Green Bay to do so sweetens the pot. I don’t imagine the Bears will be the only team trying to coax Getsy from Packerland. But having clearance to run the offensive show could be something that nudges him (or any number of candidates) into contention. I’ll be curious to see who else is on Eberflus’ wish-list for interviews. After all, I doubt he gets the job in Chicago without a plan to get the offense on the right track. So, let’s see how this plays out.

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Author: Luis Medina

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