Bears considering Mike Singletary for defensive coordinator role

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Mike Singletary is one of the greatest players to ever play for the Chicago Bears. He may be employed once again by the team.

Singletary will be interviewing for the team’s defensive coordinator, according to The Athletic. The Bears are looking for their third defensive coordinator in the past four seasons under Matt Nagy.

Former Chicago Bears great Mike Singletary looks on before an NFL game between the Bears and the Buffalo Bills
Mike Singletary looks on before an NFL game between the Bears and the Buffalo Bills (Getty Images)

Chuck Pagano retired at the end of the season. He spent two seasons leading the defensive unit.

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Singletary was last the TSL Generals Defensive Coordinator. The Spring League is a developmental league.

His team won the Championship on December 15, 2020. The Generals defeated the Aviators at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Before working with The Spring League, he was the Memphis Express head coach in the Alliance of American Football League. He went 2-6 during his tenure with the team.

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The 62-year-old also spent two seasons as the Trinity Christian Academy (Texas) head coach in 2018 and 2019. He went 1-21 at the school.

Singletary was also the Los Angeles Rams defensive assistant in 2016. He also worked with the Minnesota Vikings, where he was their special assistant to the head coach and linebackers coach from 2011 through 2013.

He spent two seasons leading the San Francisco 49ers in 2009 and 2010. He also spent part of the 2008 season as the team’s interim head coach.

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The former Baylor Bears linebacker was the 49ers assistant head coach/linebackers coach from 2005 through 2008.

He began his coaching career with the Baltimore Ravens as their linebackers coach. He worked for the Ravens in 2003 and 2004.

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