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Bears hire Getsy as offensive coordinator

Luke Getsy

The Bears on Sunday hired Luke Getsy as their new offensive coordinator.

Getsy, 37, possesses 15 seasons of coaching experience, including seven years in the NFL, all with the Packers. He spent the last three seasons as Packers quarterbacks coach while also serving as Green Bay's passing game coordinator in 2020-21.

Under Getsy's tutelage, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expected to win a second straight NFL MVP award this season. In 2020, Rodgers led the league and set team records with 48 touchdown passes and a 70.7 completion percentage, and his 121.5 passer rating was the second best in a season in NFL history. In 2021, Rodgers threw for 4,115 yards with 37 TDs, four interceptions and a league-best 111.9 rating.

Getsy originally entered the NFL with the Packers, working as an offensive quality control coach (2014-15) before being promoted to receivers coach (2016-17). He then left Green Bay to serve as offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Mississippi State in 2018 before returning to the Packers in 2019. 

With Getsy as his position coach in Green Bay in 2016-17, Davante Adams was the only NFL player to record at least 70 receptions and 10 touchdown catches in both seasons. In 2017, Adams led Green Bay with 74 catches for a team-high 885 yards and 10 TDs in earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

In Getsy's seven seasons in Green Bay, the Packers made six playoff appearances, winning five NFC North titles and earning one wild card berth. 

In his lone season at Mississippi State in 2018, Getsy helped the Bulldogs rank No. 2 in the SEC in rushing offense and yards per carry. MSU rushed for at least 300 yards in four games that year, the most in the conference.

Getsy began his coaching career at Akron, his alma mater, as a graduate assistant (2007-08). He then worked at West Virginia Wesleyan as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach (2009), at Pittsburgh as a graduate assistant (2010), at Indiana of Pennsylvania as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach (2011-12) and at Western Michigan as receivers coach (2013).

As a player, Getsy was a quarterback at Pittsburgh for two seasons before transferring to Akron, where he led the Zips to their first conference championship and first bowl game. Getsy broke 24 school records in two seasons as a starter at Akron.

He signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and remained with San Francisco through the preseason, but he did not make the final roster.

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