Report: Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is a finalist for Bears' head coach job


(670 The Score) Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is a finalist in the Bears' search for their next head coach, as he's set to have a second interview with Chicago's brass next Monday, NFL Media reported.

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Eberflus conducted his first interview with the Bears this past Monday, the same day Colts director of college scouting Ed Dodds also spoke with the team's search committee regarding its general manager vacancy.

The 51-year-old Eberflus has been the Colts' defensive coordinator since 2018, overseeing a unit that ranked ninth in yardage against and 16th in opponents' scoring this past season.

Bears chairman George McCaskey previously indicated that he'd prefer to hire a general manager first but added that he would act swiftly if the right head coach candidate emerged first. Chicago has interviewed eight candidates for general manager as of Wednesday morning.

The Bears have interviewed six candidates for head coach: Eberflus, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, former Dolphins coach Brian Flores and former Eagles coach Doug Pederson.

Eberflus is also set to have a second interview with the Jaguars, making him a finalist in Jacksonville's coaching search.