1999 Chicago Bears season
The 1999 Chicago Bears season was their 80th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). On January 24, Dick Jauron was named head coach. The club posted a 6–10 record under Jauron, who replaced Dave Wannstedt.
|1999 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||Dick Jauron|
|Home field||Soldier Field|
|Division place||5th NFC Central|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|T Blake Brockermeyer (Panthers)||QB Erik Kramer (Chargers)|
|DT Shane Burton (Dolphins)||T Andy Heck (Redskins)|
|S Chris Hudson (Jaguars)|
|QB Shane Matthews (Panthers)|
Head coach Dave Wannstedt was fired after the 1998 season, forcing the Bears to hire their second head coach in ten years. The candidates included offensive coordinators Sherman Lewis of the Green Bay Packers and Joe Pendry of the Buffalo Bills, defensive coordinators Dave McGinnis (Arizona Cardinals), Dick Jauron (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Gunther Cunningham (Kansas City Chiefs), while DC Jim Haslett (Pittsburgh Steelers) was interviewed. Minnesota Vikings OC Brian Billick and New York Jets DC Bill Belichick were also allowed to be interviewed by the team. McGinnis was considered the favorite, and was interviewed last; he would be approached by Bears president Michael McCaskey for contractual terms, with McGinnis stating he "needed some time and he would think about it." However, the next day, McCaskey scheduled a press conference to announce McGinnis as the head coach, despite not having been officially hired. As a result, the conference was canceled, and Jauron would instead be hired, while McCaskey would be replaced by Ted Phillips.
|1999 Chicago Bears draft|
|2||48||Russell Davis||Defensive tackle||North Carolina|
|3||66||Rex Tucker||Guard||Texas A&M|
|3||71||D'Wayne Bates||Wide receiver||Northwestern|
|3||78||Marty Booker *||Wide receiver||Northeast Louisiana|
|4||106||Warrick Holdman||Linebacker||Texas A&M|
|5||143||Jerry Wisne||Offensive tackle||Notre Dame|
|5||147||Jerry Azumah *||Running back||New Hampshire|
|6||184||Rashard Cook||Defensive back||USC|
|7||221||Sulecio Sanford||Wide receiver||Middle Tennessee State|
|Pro Bowl during careerMade roster Made at least one|
|1999 Chicago Bears staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1999 Chicago Bears final roster|
|1||September 12, 1999||Kansas City Chiefs||W 20–17||CBS 12:00pm|
|2||September 19, 1999||Seattle Seahawks||L 14–13||CBS 12:00pm|
|3||September 26, 1999||at Oakland Raiders||L 24–17||FOX 3:15pm|
|4||October 3, 1999||New Orleans Saints||W 14–10||FOX 12:00pm|
|5||October 10, 1999||at Minnesota Vikings||W 24–22||FOX 12:00pm|
|6||October 17, 1999||Philadelphia Eagles||L 20–16||FOX 12:00pm|
|7||October 24, 1999||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 6–3||FOX 12:00pm|
|8||October 31, 1999||at Washington Redskins||L 48–22||FOX 12:00pm|
|9||November 7, 1999||at Green Bay Packers||W 14–13||FOX 3:15pm|
|10||November 14, 1999||Minnesota Vikings||L 27–24||FOX 12:00pm|
|11||November 21, 1999||at San Diego Chargers||W 23–20||FOX 3:05pm|
|12||November 25, 1999||at Detroit Lions||L 21–17||FOX 11:30am|
|13||December 5, 1999||Green Bay Packers||L 35–19||FOX 12:00pm|
|15||December 19, 1999||Detroit Lions||W 28–10||FOX 12:00pm|
|16||December 26, 1999||at St. Louis Rams||L 34–12||FOX 12:00pm|
|17||January 2, 2000||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 20–6||FOX 12:00pm|
|(2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||5||0||.688||270||235||W2|
|(4) Minnesota Vikings||10||6||0||.625||399||335||W3|
|(6) Detroit Lions||8||8||0||.500||322||323||L4|
|Green Bay Packers||8||8||0||.500||357||341||W1|
- NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 108
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