The Chicago Bears have reportedly lured Brad Childress out of retirement to join the franchise’s coaching staff as an offensive consultant.
Childress, who was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-10, retired from football after the season was over for the Kansas City Chiefs this year. His role with the team was as an assistant head coach.
Obviously, his retirement didn’t last long. He announced his intentions to hang up the whistle in the middle of January. A few weeks later, and here we are.
Childress spent the early portion of his career as a running backs coach for various college football programs. In 1999, he got his first taste in the National Football League as the quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. He would then be promoted to Philly’s offensive coordinator in 2002, which eventually resulted in the Vikings hiring him as their head coach.
With a head coaching record of 40-37, Childress brings with him a wealth of experience and plenty of offensive ideas.
Childress worked with Matt Nagy in Kansas City. As the report mentions above, the idea that Nagy was able to convince Childress to leave the wonderful world of retirement behind him wasn’t exactly a shocking revelation.