A detailed view of the Chicago Bears helmet before the game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have put together the first piece in the puzzle that is their offseason.

Two weeks after firing offensive coordinator Luke Getsy in an effort to overhaul the offensive coaching staff, the Bears have hired former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, the team announced Tuesday.

While the hire doesn’t provide any insight on what the Bears plan to do with the first overall pick in April’s NFL Draft, it was pivotal to get the key offensive staffers in place as soon as possible so general manager Ryan Poles, head coach Matt Eberflus, and other decision-makers can either stick with quarterback Justin Fields and trade the top pick, or trade Fields and perhaps select USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams with the first pick.

Waldron bounced between the New England Patriots and various New England college football teams from 2002-15 but has been in the NFL since joining the Washington Commanders as an offensive quality control coach in 2016.

After just one year in Washington, Waldron followed Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay to the Los Angeles Rams, where McVay was named the head coach. He spent the next four seasons on the offensive coaching staff before being hired as the offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, where he remained until Pete Carroll’s retirement earlier this month.

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