Chicago Bears reportedly request interview with Bills’ DC Leslie Frazier

Leslie Frazier, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle)
Leslie Frazier, Buffalo Bills (Syndication: Democrat and Chronicle) /

Leslie Frazier will reportedly interview with the Chicago Bears for their head coach vacancy

The Buffalo Bills are preparing for their first playoff game of the season when they play the New England Patriots on Saturday night. One of the reasons for their success over the past few years has been the consistency of their coaching staff.

That could change this offseason with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier likely being a popular candidate for teams looking for a head coach. One team has reportedly already reached out to the Bills and requested an interview with defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Last month, head coach Sean McDermott said he would welcome interview requests for Frazier, or offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, and wouldn’t reject any requests.

The Chicago Bears announced on Monday morning that the team had fired Matt Nagy after the Chicago Bears went 6-11 on the season.

Leslie Frazier would be a great fit with the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are hoping to return to the days of their dominant defenses, like the 1985 Chicago Bears that is considered one of the best ever and helped them win a Super Bowl. There may not be a better player to add than Frazier, who was a part of that defense as a player.

In fact, he would lead the team in interceptions that year with six. Frazier spent five years in Chicago and started 49 games over that stretch in their secondary and had 20 career interceptions.

He has been a long-time coach in the NFL that started in 1999 as defensive back coach with the Philadelphia Eagles. Frazier would make a number of stops along the way and get his first opportunity as head coach in 2010 with the Minnesota Vikings. He was the interim coach that year before being named head coach after the season. He would stay in that role for three years and had a record of 21-32 with one playoff berth in 2012.

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Frazier most recently has been the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills since 2017 and was one of the first hires by head coach Sean McDermott. He has helped build one of the best defenses in the league and certainly has the ability to do that in Chicago if he is named head coach.