Chicago Bears: Luke Getsy’s vision provides hope for offense moving forward

May 15, 2021; Lake Forest, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) passes the ball to running back Khalil Herbert (24) during rookie minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Lake Forest, Ill.– The Chicago Bears wrapped up rookie minicamp weekend on Sunday afternoon, and among the major talking points was the status of the offense, a unit that many hope will finally take a step forward in 2022. Compared to the last few seasons, the keys to Chicago’s offense are in the hands of offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, who first-year head coach Matt Eberflus managed to poach from the division rival Green Bay Packers.

With a long way to go until training camp, many of the questions revolve around Getsy’s work with second-year quarterback Justin Fields, who continues to get his feet wet with the Bears’ offensive coaching staff.  With an overhauled staff, the Bears are taking a collaborative approach to the offense in 2022, with Getsy being the main voice in the room.

“Everyone’s been able to come in and implement things that they like and introduce things that they like,” Getsy said. “Like I said, this isn’t my offense, this is our offense and we’ve got a really good staff on offense. So I’m taking a piece from everybody and everyone’s experiences and we’re making everything that we do the best that we can to fit the players that we have.”

When Getsy speaks of doing everything possible to fit the players the Bears have, he’s implying the Bears are going to build the offense based on the strengths of each individual player, a common trend in today’s NFL. For an offense that limped to the finish line over the last three seasons, Getsy’s words provide hope for a fanbase that’s been starving for an explosive, big-play offense that’s predicated on solid play all around.

Whether or not things are moving in the right direction is to be determined for the Bears but much of what is happening in the early stages of on-field work at Halas Hall shows the Bears are trying something different, a territory that seems a bit unfamiliar for the franchise.


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