Matt Eberflus as
head coach of Bears

Matt Eberflus
was appointed the Bears' 17th head coach in team history on Thursday.

Eberflus has 30 years
of coaching experience, 13 in the NFL and 17 at the NCAA level, and was hired by new general manager Ryan Poles.

The 51-year-old
spent the past four seasons as Colts defensive coordinator.

"I am ecstatic that Matt will be the next head coach of the Chicago Bears," Poles said.

"His experience,
passion, character and attention to detail made him the right man for both the job and the culture we intend to establish here at Halas Hall.

We're excited to get
started on putting together a top-notch staff and roster that will enable us to contend for titles on a continuous basis."

The Colts were the
only NFL defensive squad to rank in the top ten in scoring, run defence, and takeaways each of the previous two seasons under Eberflus.

Eberflus said, "I am truly humbled and honored to be named your head coach and together we will do everything in our power to bring a Super Bowl championship back to Chicago."

In 2018, the Colts
were one of only three teams to not allow a 100-yard rusher despite facing five of the top-10 rushers in the NFL.