Matthew Charles Eberflus is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts from 2018 to 2021. He previously worked as the linebacker coach for the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys and has also coached at Toledo and Missouri.
Awards and accolades
After his impressive 2018 campaign, NBC Sports' Peter King voted Eberflus 2018 Assistant Coach of the Year, as did Steve Serby of the New York Post. Eberflus ultimately finished 3rd in votes for the 2018 Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year Award, with first place going to former Bears defensive coordinator and previous Broncos head coach Vic Fangio.
Under Eberflus' tutelage, Shaquille Leonard earned the award for 2018 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. Leonard's First Team All-Pro selection make him Eberflus' second player in his position group to earn such honors after Sean Lee. Leonard followed up his rookie campaign with another great sophomore season, earning Second-Team All-Pro honors, as well as his first Pro Bowl selection.