The Chicago Bears are steadily whittling down ​​their list of candidates to succeed the ousted John Fox as head coach. And one top pick, Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo, has reportedly sweetened a potential deal:

​​​Vic Fangio, a veteran defensive guru, has been with the Bears since 2015. This is a fine olive branch for DeFilippo to offer his potential next employer, and could go a long way toward ingratiating him to a new fan base, especially considering that he's never been a head coach before.

Though the Bears have interviewed some other attractive candidates, including Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, this latest decision could give DeFilippo the inside track. Keep an eye on this one, folks.