Brad Childress To Join Bears’ Staff

Last month, Brad Childress left the Chiefs and was said to be headed toward retirement from the coaching ranks. That retirement did not last long.

The Bears are set to hire the former Vikings head coach as an offensive consultant, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).

The obvious connection here is Matt Nagy, whom Childress worked with the Chiefs for five years, and Caplan notes the two are close. They shared offensive coordinator responsibilities in 2016 once Doug Pederson left for Philadelphia. Now, Nagy and Childress look to be pairing up again to work with Mitch Trubisky and Co. in the Windy City.

Childress, 61, is an Aurora, Ill., native and an Eastern Illinois alum. This will be his first time coaching in his home state since he served on the University of Illinois’ staff from 1978-84.

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