The Chicago Bears are on a hiring spree as of late. New head coach Matt Eberflus is assembling his staff, and the latest addition fills a massive need on the offensive side of the ball. According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, Packers’ quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Luke Getsy will become the Bears’ next offensive coordinator.
Luke Getsy’s Resume
Luke Getsy has worked two different stints with the rival Green Bay Packers. Initially, he joined Green Bay as an offensive quality control coach in 2014 and moved up to wide receivers coach in 2016. In 2018, he left to become the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Mississippi State.
When Matt LaFleur took over as head coach of the Packers in 2019, Getsy returned for his second stint, this time as quarterbacks coach. In 2020, Getsy remained the quarterbacks coach and took on passing game coordinator duties as well. Simply put, Green Bay’s offense thrived. The Packers led the league in points per game (31.8) and had the best red zone touchdown percentage (80 percent) in the NFL since 1981. Aaron Rodgers took home his third MVP award that season and could be winning another this season.
In 2021, Green Bay ranked 10th in the league in points per game, second in overall offense DVOA, and second in pass DVOA. And for the third consecutive season, the Packers threw the fewest interceptions of any team in the NFL (a lot of that can be attributed to Rodgers as well).
Getsy helped develop Davante Adams and guided Jordy Nelson to Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2016. More than anything, Getsy knows a thing or two about quarterback play from coaching and experience as a player.
Fellow Bears On Tap and Huskies On Tap contributor Brandon Suarez will not like this next part. At Akron, Getsy earned 24 individual school records as a quarterback. In 2005, Getsy led the zips to the MAC Championship. He won MVP of the Mac Championship game for his efforts, throwing for 413 yards in the Zips’ victory over Northern Illinois.
His Fit With The Bears
Will Getsy be the one to unlock Fields’ potential and improve the rest of the offense around him? Will Darnell Mooney break out and become a bonafide No. 1 wide receiver? Only time will tell, but this is a strong hire by the Bears, and prying Getsy away from their division rivals is an added bonus. As Adam Schefter pointed out, the Packers already lost offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to the Denver Broncos this offseason. Any loss for them is a win for the Bears.
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