Report: Bears plan to interview Pederson for head coaching job
It will be the second interview for the former Philadelphia Eagles head coach, who is also considered a candidate for the Jacksonville Jaguars job.
Chicago fired both coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace on Monday after finishing the 2021 season with a 6-11 record. The Bears are seeking new leadership for a roster that will feature quarterback Justin Fields.
Pederson coached the Eagles for five seasons, highlighted by a Super Bowl LII win over the New England Patriots. He posted a 42-37-1 record during his tenure in Philadelphia while leading the franchise to three postseason appearances.
He has spent a year away from the game after the Eagles fired him following the 2020 season.
The Bears also requested to interview Buffalo Bills coordinators Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier in addition to Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinators Byron Leftwich and Todd Bowles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Additionally, Chicago is seeking a meeting with Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.