Eberflus has been in the NFL ranks since 2009 and before that served as an assistant for Toledo from 1992 aan 2000 and as the defensive coordinator at Missouri from 2001 aan 2008.
He started out as a Cleveland Browns linebackers coach in 2009 and then spent time as the Dallas Cowboys linebackers coach from 2009 aan 2015. Van 2011 aan 2015, he was also the Cowboys’ passing game coordinator. He had taken over as the Colts’ defensive coordinator in 2018.
Eberflus helped the Colts become a top 10 defense thanks to the emergence of linebacker Darius Leonard and others. In 2021, the Colts were ninth in points allowed and 18th in yards allowed. In 2020, the team was 10th in points allowed and eighth in yards allowed.
Before Eberflus got to Indianapolis, the team was 30th in both points and yards allowed.
Chicago is hoping Eberflus will be the guy to lead the Bears back to prominence.
There appeared to be a lot of hope in Nagy’s first season as head coach. The team was 12-4 and won the NFC North division. The team made the playoffs that year but lost in the wild-card round to the Philadelphia Eagles. Nagy and the Bears would have a string of 8-8 seasons with one more playoff appearance yielded. Die span het klaargemaak 4-12 in 2021, leading to his dismissal.
Chicago will go into the 2022 season with highly touted quarterback Justin Fields at the helm and a bunch of other question marks heading into free agency. Chicago does not have a first-round pick in the upcoming draft.