NFL Rumors: Bears' Matt Eberflus Expected to Return as HC in 2024 Despite Struggles

Matt Eberflus, the head coach of the Chicago Bears, is projected to be retained for the 2024 season.

Prior to the Detroit Lions-Dallas Cowboys game on Saturday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport broke the news on GameDay Kickoff.

After four years as the Indianapolis Colts' defensive coordinator, Eberflus, 53, became the Bears' head coach in 2022. 

Chicago went 3-14 in 2022 before improving to 6-9 with two regular-season games remaining this season.

Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated said on November 15 that "it'd probably take a late-season surge from the team" for Eberflus to return in 2024.

That hasn't stopped the Bears from winning three of their last four games. They would have gone 4-for-4 if they hadn't blown a 26-14 fourth-quarter lead against the 11-win Detroit Lions in a 31-26 loss on the road.

Along the way, signs have pointed to Eberflus' job being more secure than it appeared early this season, when the Bears went 0-4 and then 3-8 until their recent comeback.

Dianna Russini of The Athletic wrote on December 2 that the Bears were unlikely to terminate Eberflus before the season concluded.

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