The Chicago Bears are hiring former Georgia Bulldogs running back Thomas Brown to be their passing game coordinator. Brown will serve as the Bears’ passing game coordinator under offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.
Brown was the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers in 2023. He was the Panthers’ play-caller for a portion (primarily the second-half of the season) of Carolina’s brutal 2-15 season. Carolina Panthers head coach Frank Reich was fired midway through the season. Thomas Brown helped keep the Panthers’ offense intact after Reich’s departure.
Now, Thomas Brown will likely have the opportunity to coach the projected No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL draft in USC quarterback Caleb Williams. The Bears have a lot of assets and should have an improved offense in 2024. Chicago also interviewed Brown for their offensive coordinator role.
Brown served as an offensive assistant with the Los Angeles Rams under Sean McVay before becoming Carolina’s offensive coordinator. He is highly respected throughout the NFL.
Thomas Brown is not the former Dawg to be part of the NFL’s coaching carousel. Former Georgia Bulldogs assistant Mike Macdonald is now the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Macdonald helped the Baltimore Ravens make an AFC championship appearance as the Ravens’ defensive coordinator.