Bears to hire former Vikings head coach Brad Childress as offensive consultant
A week after the Kansas City Chiefs announced the end of his football coaching career, Brad Childress is set to join the Chicago Bears as an offensive consultant, according to multiple reports Monday.
Childress had been serving as the Chiefs' assistant head coach at the time of their announcement. He's said to be close with new Bears head coach Matt Nagy, whom Childress worked with in Kansas City from 2013-17.
Childress, 61, brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the Bears, most prominently serving as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-10. He was fired after Week 11 of the 2010 season following a 3-7 start that lowered his overall record to 39-35 record through five seasons.
Childress' career has included offensive coordinator roles for the Cleveland Browns (2012) and Philadelphia Eagles (2002-05). He was co-offensive coordinator for the Chiefs alongside Nagy in 2016.
Childress began his coaching career at Illinois in 1978, serving as a graduate assistant before coaching both the running backs and wide receivers for six seasons (1979-84).