By Sam Bush

The Chicago Bears are awful, witness the pounding the Eagles gave them in November and their 3-9 record.

So, John Fox will undoubtedly be fired as head coach and the Chicago Tribune is wondering if they’ll search for a quarterback whisperer the way the Eagles did in 1999 when they elevated Andy Reid from Packers QB coach to big boss in Philly:

NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger suggested Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, 39, is a rising star. The Eagles blocked the Jets from hiring him as their offensive coordinator in January. Is he ready for the next step, which is more like a leap?

“That’s the guy,” Baldinger said last week before calling the Bears-Eagles game. “Sharp, sharp, really sharp. Like he’s the smartest guy in the room. He would be unbelievable with a young quarterback. Everywhere he’s been Flip has been good. High energy, nonstop. If you’re looking, he’s head coach material. He’s like McVay.”