The Chicago Bears have been one of the NFL's most disappointing teams in 2014, and heads are going to roll once the offseason rolls around. Head coach Marc Trestman could be among those who gets a pink slip at season's end.
According to Dan Bernstein of WSCR in Chicago, Trestman will likely be fired at season's end after ownership met Monday night following the Bears' 31-15 loss to the Saints, which dropped Chicago to 5-9 and ensured a second straight non-winning season for Chicago.
Trestman is just 13-17 over his first two seasons with no playoff appearances, and it looks as though his days are numbered with just two regular-season games left. Expect to hear names like Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as a potential candidate for the Bears, who are loaded on offense when Brandon Marshall is healthy to go with Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte.
Now, if they could just get Jay Cutler playing more consistent, this could suddenly become one of the NFL's more dangerous offenses. Jackson has done a great job at directing efficient offenses while managing good, but not great quarterbacks.
Fox Sports mentioned Jackson as one of 16 possible head-coaching candidates this offseason. After being fired as the Raiders head coach after a disappointing finish in 2011, Marvin Lewis hired Jackson back (formerly the Bengals wide receivers coach from '04-06) to help coach the secondary and special teams. Following the retirement of Jim Anderson, Jackson took over as the team's running backs coach in 2013 before an eventual promotion as the team's offensive coordinator this January.