Chicago Bears expected to hire Thomas Brown as pass game coordinator, Chad Morton as RB coach

Both new additions have worked with Shane Waldron before

Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Thomas Brown walks the sidelines before al game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla.

New Bears offensive coordinator Shane Waldron has added two more coaches to his offensive staff.

The Bears are expected to hire Thomas Brown as passing game coordinator and Chad Morton as running backs coach, per multiple reports. Both have worked with Waldron in the past.

Brown most recently served as the offensive coordinator under Frank Reich during the 2023 season. Prior to that, he coached with the Los Angeles Rams for three years where he worked alongside Waldron in 2020.

Morton worked with Waldron for the past three years in Seattle. In all, he spent 10 years with the Seahawks in roles that included special teams assistant, running backs coach and run game coordinator.

With the additions of Brown and Morton, the Bears offensive coaching staff appears to be complete, or close to it. With Waldron as offensive coordinator, the Bears have hired Kerry Joseph as QB coach, Morton as running backs coach, Chris Beatty as wide receivers coach and Brown as passing game coordinator, while also retaining offensive line coach Chris Morgan and tight ends coach Jim Dray from Luke Getsy’s staff.

The Bears also hired Eric Washington as defensive coordinator, although head coach Matt Eberflus will continue to call plays for the defense. The defensive coordinator spot was the only vacant position on the defensive staff.

Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for the Shaw Local News Network. He has covered the Bears since 2020. Prior to writing about the Bears, he covered high school sports for the Northwest Herald and contributed to Friday Night Drive. Sean joined Shaw Media in 2016.