Less than a week after their disappointing playoff loss to the Eagles in the Wild Card round, the ​Bears were tasked with replacing one of the pillars of their coaching staff.


Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio accepted the Denver Broncos head coaching position. To replace one of the best DC's in football is no easy task, but the Bears will turn to former Colts head coach ​Chuck Pagano to do just that. 


“We are excited to add Chuck to our staff as defensive coordinator,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said in a statement. “He has successful experience at many different levels in this league and he is a great teacher with an aggressive mentality that fits our style of football. He is a man of high character and has a passion for the game that will no doubt add to the culture we have already started building at Halas Hall.”


Prior to Pagano's successful tenure in Indianapolis, he was the Ravens defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach from 2008-11, so he has plenty of experience in this position.


With Khalil Mack at his disposal, the sky is still the limit for the Monsters of the Midway.