After one of the worst and most disappointing seasons in Bears history, Chicago wasted no time making active changes to the organization. While Jay Cutler (so far) sits high in his seven-year contract extension (worth about $54 million guaranteed) he signed earlier this year, third-year GM Phil Emery who made that deal and his coach Marc Trestman have both been fired.
Update: Bears have fired GM Phil Emery, per @FieldYates and I.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 29, 2014
Offensive expectations were extremely high for Bears coach Trestman in his second year. Instead, the Bears finished the season averaging less than 20 points per game and finished last in the NFC North. During his tenure, the Bears also gave up the most points during single seasons in team history, allowing 29.9 points per game in 2013 and 27.6 in 2014. Those numbers prevented Chicago from reaching the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
Marc Trestman was just fired as well— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 29, 2014
Cutler finished the season 18 interceptions and nine fumbles. Should he be the one taking the fall, or at the very least be shipped out with Emery and Trestman?
[UPDATE]: Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer has been fired as well.
[via Field Yates]
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