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The Chicago Bears hired new defensive coordinator Eric Washington this offseason. But even though he is joining the coaching staff and will be organizing the defense, it sounds like head coach Matt Eberflus will still continue to call defensive plays.

Matt Eberflus took over play-calling duties for the team after previous defensive coordinator Alan Williams resigned from his position before Week 3 last season. This week, Matt Eberflus announced that even despite the team bringing in Washington as their new defensive coordinator, he will continue to call defensive plays himself.

However, this did not seem to dissuade Washington from wanting to take the job.

“My focus was what the job is as opposed to what it isn’t,” Washington said Thursday according to NBC Sports Chicago. “The opportunity to come here and to this organization with a defense that is clearly on an upward trajectory that has some really dynamic performers in place with plans of obviously augmenting that, that’s what my focus was. And that’s what it continues to be. I’ve been a play-caller. I’m pretty confident that I will do that again at some point, but right now, I’m really confident with what Matt is going to bring to the table in that respect, and I will support him as best as I can.”

It’s a pretty significant announcement, and it led to a lot of reactions on social media as a result.

We’ll have to see how this goes for the Bears.

[NBC Sports Chicago]