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AP Source: Bears Hire Colts DC Matt Eberflus As Head Coach

Jan 27, 2022, 4:47 PM

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Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus watches during the Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens Monday Night Football NFL game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2021 in Baltimore, MD. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the situation says former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is the new head coach of the Chicago Bears.

He is tasked with turning around a franchise mired in mediocrity for much of the past decade.

The person confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there had been no announcement by the Bears.

Eberflus spent the past four years as Indianapolis’ defensive coordinator, helping turn around a unit that ranked among the league’s worst.

The Colts ranked eighth on defense in 2020, though they slipped to 16th this season.

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AP Source: Bears Hire Colts DC Matt Eberflus As Head Coach