The Chicago Bears currently sit at 1-6 and are in complete turmoil as a franchise. As a result, the team’s brass has begun a full examination of the football operation “from top to bottom”. According to several sources, the team has tapped an outside consultant to help with the process.
With the Bears sitting in last place in the NFC, everything in Chicago appears up for review. And first and foremost on the docket seems like the job of head coach John Fox.
Fox, who is currently in his second year as the head coach of the Bears, hasn’t been able to prompt a magical turn around like he managed with the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos in the past. While at the helm of those teams, he established a pair of contenders in quick fashion.
Unfortunately the same hasn’t been true in Chicago and it actually seems like things have gotten worse. Aside from questionable personnel choices, like keeping reserve quarterback Matt Barkley on the roster despite the fact that he has no future with the team, the Bears have looked unorganized and clearly everyone is not on the same page.
As a result Fox, who has two years remaining on his four-year, fully guaranteed contract, could very likely be on his way out after the season.
Ultimately everyone in Chicago will now be on notice and no ones job is safe. General Manager Ryan Pace, who is in the second-year of a five-year contract, will also be on the hot seat. Although he’ll likely be given another year considering the fact that two years is far too quick to judge his ability at acquiring talent.