Bears request interview with Seahawks’ Shane Waldron for offensive coordinator job

The Chicago Bears have wasted no time in their search for their new offensive coordinator after parting ways with Luke Getsy.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Bears have requested an interview with Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron for their vacant OC job.

With Pete Carroll out as Seahawks head coach, his assistants are now free to explore other opportunities.

This would be a slam dunk hire for the Bears and an immediate upgrade. Waldron brings a lot of experience to the table, which includes three years calling plays for Seattle. His other stops included the Los Angeles Rams (2017-20), Washington Redskins (2016) and New England Patriots (2008-09).

Waldron took over as Seahawks offensive coordinator in 2021, which marked Russell Wilson’s final season with the Seahawks after underwhelming results. But Waldron’s star has risen given the work he’s done with Geno Smith, who has proven to be a viable replacement in Seattle.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus recently explained what he’s looking for in an offensive coordinator.

“Great teacher, has to coach the coaches and the position,” Eberflus said. “Have to have the innovation and look at the players you have and put those guys in positions to succeed and get explosives and move down the field.”

Waldron certainly would fit the bill.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire