Chicago Bears informed Phil Emery and Marc Trestman Monday morning they will not return as the team’s general manager and head coach for the 2015 season.
Emery was hired in 2012 and Trestman was hired in 2013.
Emery read a brief statement at Halas Hall last Monday morning, thanking the fans, players and Bears organization for their support. He did not answer any questions.
Trestman issued the following statement:
“I want to thank Virginia, George and the McCaskey family, Phil Emery and Ted Phillips for giving me the opportunity to be the head coach of the Chicago Bears. I also want to thank all the coaches and players who gave us everything we asked over the past two years. I have tremendous respect for this organization. Chicago is a special city with great fans. I appreciate the warm support my family and I received. ”
This news comes a day after the Bears lost to the Vikings 13-to-9, ending the season with five straight losses.
The Bears finished last in the division and secured the seventh pick in the draft.
Players cleaning out their lockers Monday said they were not surprised by the moves.