(670 The Score) It seems inevitable that the Bears will fire coach Matt Nagy at season’s end.
When their coaching search will begin in earnest is anyone’s guess, as the Bears may also fire general manager Ryan Pace and first embark on a quest to find a new top football executive. But at some point, the Bears figure to be in line to hire a new coach, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has a name to keep an eye on – veteran coach Pete Carroll, who some around the NFL believe could be on his way out of Seattle.
“You can bring in a regime that will keep you in the neighborhood of 10-7, 9-8, maybe you get to the playoffs, maybe you don’t, or you strive for something more,” Florio said on the Mully & Haugh Show on Tuesday. “And I’d be more fascinated by the possibility of bringing Pete Carroll to town if he gets fired by the Seahawks. Because I think the Bears make perfect sense as an immediate landing spot for Pete Carroll. Because the Bears could do and have done a hell of a lot worse than what Pete Carroll did for 10 years in Seattle.”
Carroll, 70, is 151-104-1 (.592) in his 16-year NFL coaching career. He has coached the Seahawks for these past 12 seasons, including leading them to a Super Bowl title after the 2013 season. He has a .617 winning percentage in Seattle, but the Seahawks are struggling at 6-10 this season and star quarterback Russell Wilson's future with the organization is uncertain.
Of course, Florio also cautioned that it’s tough to predict exactly what the Bears might do.
“Dysfunctional teams do dysfunctional things, and that makes it difficult for the rational mind to predict what the dysfunctional team will do," he said.