After a disappointing 6-11 season for the Chicago Bears, there had to be changes in store for the front office and locker room of the organization going forward.

The Bears proceeded to fire head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.

On Tuesday, the Bears hired their new general manager, Ryan Poles. And two days later, they have their new head coach.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report that the Bears have hired Indianapolis Colts Matt Eberflus to be the head coach.

The news has been confirmed by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Here are some reactions around the NFL world on the Bears’ head-coaching hire:

Eberflus is known around the NFL for his defensive prowess. During his four years with the Colts, his defense was top-10 in scoring in the league three times.

Bringing in a defensive-minded head coach when you are working with a second-year quarterback is an interesting decision. Justin Fields’ development as a quarterback will ultimately be the factor of whether or not the Bears make the leap of becoming a successful team or not.

It will be interesting to monitor who Poles and Eberflus will bring in to be the offensive coordinator for this team. That hire could end up looming large for the future of the Bears and Fields going forward.

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.