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Report: Bears interview another Seahawks assistant for offensive coordinator job

The Bears have shown interest in both Greg Olson and Shane Waldron.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears are in need of a new offensive coordinator, and thus far their search process has involved two Seattle Seahawks assistants.

On the heels of a previous report that the Bears scheduled an interview with (soon-to-be former?) Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, NFL reporter Michael Silver reported on Saturday that they’ve completed an interview with quarterbacks coach Greg Olson.

Olson replaced Dave Canales as Seattle’s QBs coach last offseason. He’s had plenty of experience as an offensive coordinator, including two stints with the Raiders, as well as short stays with the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bears opted to retain head coach Matt Eberflus after a good finish to a 7-10 season, but offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and his staff were given the boot. Chicago has an interesting decision to make at quarterback with Justin Fields, whose fifth-year option has not yet been picked up. As holders of the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, it seems inevitable that the Bears will draft a quarterback if they don’t commit to another season with Fields at the helm.

With Pete Carroll no longer coaching Seattle, Carroll’s staff is free to seek employment elsewhere. There’s always the chance the new head coach will retain some of Pete’s staff, just as Pete retained Gus Bradley and Dan Quinn from Jim Mora’s staff, but a complete house cleaning is almost a given.