The NFL is quite unpredictable as one never knows which team will come out victorious in a game. However, at times it’s the decisions of the coaches that prove to be harmful for the teams. The same happened during the recent game between the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos. Bears head coach Matt Eberflus has disappointed everyone after his terrible decision during the game.
The Bears could have won the game that happened on October 1, but they didn’t. The team had a 3-touchdown lead after 3 quarters. However, one bad decision by the 53-year-old coach and they lost 28-31 to the Broncos. The loss made the Bears drop to an awful 0-4 record for the first time in the last 23 years.
During the game, the team could have taken a 31-28 lead, but Matt Eberflus declined the chance. His bizarre decision shocked everyone and cost his team the game. Later on, he tried to justify his decision saying that the team was running the ball well. However, it still wasn’t a good decision and highlights the head coach’s ignorance.
It’s worth noting that Matt Eberflus’ coaching record with the Chicago Bears has been horrifying. In his 2-year tenure with the team, the former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator has a 3-18 record. After this decision, he has just given the team owners a reason to fire him. Now, only time will tell how long Eberflus will stay with the Bears as their HC.
A look at the personal life and net worth of Bears head coach
Born in May 1970, Matt Eberflus is a former football player, who played college football. The Ohio-born coach attended Whitmer High School in Toledo. After that, he went to the University of Toledo and played for the Toledo Rockets. The 53-year-old Eberflus began his career as a linebacker and played football for 4 years. However, he announced retirement in 1991 before entering the NFL.
Matt Eberflus is married to his wife Kelly Eberflus and the two live a happy life. The two reportedly met for the first time in college. They began dating, tied the knot, and have been together since then. The Bears Coach and Kelly have two kids together, Giada and Grace Eberflus.
The Ohio-born coach has been serving in the NFL for a long time now. He has served as the coach and defensive coordinator for several teams. Matt Eberflus has earned a good amount of money with his contract with the teams. Due to that, he holds a net worth of a massive $5 million presently. Moreover, his current salary with the Bears is reportedly $4.5 million.
Tracing Matt Eberflus’ career as an NFL coach
Matt Eberflus began his career in college as a linebacker for the Toledo Rockets. However, after retiring as a player, he took to coaching directly. The team even inducted him into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 for his contribution. Eberflus has reportedly acted as a coach for 6 different teams.
Before entering the NFL, he served as the HC for the University of Missouri and the University of Toledo. After that, he took the role of linebackers coach for the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys. Before joining the Bears, Eberflus was with the Indianapolis Colts as their defensive coordinator.
To understand Matt Eberflus as a coach, it helps to learn the principles of the people who shaped him, including Stan and Joanne Eberflus, Gary Pinkel, Rod Marinelli.
My story on how Eberflus collected ideas during his 30-year career climb to the Bears: https://t.co/0TFsIIbi2d
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It’s worth noting that Matt Eberflus has had the longest coaching tenure with the Cowboys. Also, with the Chicago Bears, it’s his first time as a head coach. The former Toledo star had never served as a head coach for any team before that. He joined the team in January last year after replacing the former HC Matt Nagy.
The Bears had a great time with Matt Nagy who had a good 34-31 record in 4 years. With the 45-year-old coach, the team made it to the playoffs twice. However, their performance has undoubtedly dropped ever since Matt Eberflus became the in-charge. Now, it’ll be interesting to see how the present HC helps the team return to the winning track.