The Chicago Bears have hired Chris Beatty as their new wide receivers coach, according to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin.
It marks the second hire for new Bears offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, who previously hired Kerry Joseph as quarterbacks coach.
Beatty boasts 26 years of experience, most of it coming at the collegiate level and as a wide receivers coach. He made the jump to the NFL with the Chargers as their wide receivers coach, a role he’s served since 2021. Beatty worked with the likes of Mike Williams and Keenan Allen in Los Angeles, and he’ll now get to work with DJ Moore, Tyler Scott and a still-to-be-determined receiving corps.
The Bears have hired Chris Beatty as their new wide receivers coach, per source. Beatty coached DJ Moore at Maryland (2016-17).
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) January 30, 2024
Beatty also coached Moore when he played at Maryland from 2016-17, so there’s definitely a familiarity there. Beatty will also be tasked with developing some young talent, especially if the Bears draft a rookie to pair with Moore.
When Luke Getsy was fired as offensive coordinator, not all of his staff was fired. Chicago retained tight ends coach Jim Dray and offensive line coach Chris Morgan. Now, the Bears still need to find a new running backs coach.