Dave Wannstedt: If Bears can't land Jim Harbaugh, 'get on a plane tonight and just hire Brian Daboll'

The Bills offensive coordinator has already interviewed for the Bears' head coaching vacancy
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(670 The Score) - The Chicago Bears have cast a wide net in their searches for a new head coach and general manager, having interviewed 13 total candidates through Monday and with more coming.

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For former Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt, the solution is simple: Target University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, while also having a contingency plan that shouldn’t take much time to execute, as he told the "Mully and Haugh Show" on Tuesday.

“I would love to see Jim Harbaugh get a shot at that job,” Wannstedt said on 670 The Score. “I really would. I mean, I’m a fan of Jim’s. It’s out there. It is what it is. I would love to see the Bears talk to Jim Harbaugh. If Jim Harbaugh is not in the equation, get on a plane tonight and just hire [Bills offensive coordinator] Brian Daboll, in my opinion. I’m serious.

“The guy has been exposed with [University of Alabama head coach Nick] Saban, with [New England Patriots head coach Bill] Belichick, and now he’s doing it himself.”

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Daboll, 46, led an offense in Buffalo that ranked in the top-five in the NFL in scoring and yardage this season. He has been with the Bills since 2018, overseeing the development of star quarterback Josh Allen in that time.

Wannstedt sees appeal in Daboll’s tenure with the Bills, as well as his diverse resume before arriving in Buffalo, which includes five Super Bowl championships with the Patriots and a national championship with Alabama in the 2017 season.

“I just think the guy has got everything you’d be looking for, as far as a guy with history that’s done it,” Wannstedt said. “He’s been exposed to different programs, he’s been exposed to different offenses, and he’s got a quarterback who’s an athlete. That’s going to be a key. How do we develop Justin Fields?”

Daboll has already interviewed with the Bears this past Sunday, along with Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen for the opening at general manager.

Meanwhile, former Bears cornerback and current Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is also reportedly slated to interview for the opening at head coach some time this week.

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