NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was the first to break today's Chicago Bears head coaching news. And thanks to a radio appearance he made earlier this morning, we have audio evidence of when he received the breaking information.
While discussing a possible change to the NFL's overtime rules on
Statement from @TheRealGresh & @Keefe21 on @Rapsheet hanging up on us to break the Eberflus news
"We respect Ian's decision to put his job as an insider first as there's a drive into deep left field by Castellanos and that'll be a home run. And so that'll make it a 4-0 ballgame" https://t.co/nb2egrN9ljpic.twitter.com/7rAhGF48Un
— Gresh & Keefe (@GreshKeefe) January 27, 2022
">WEEI's Gresh and Keefe, Rapoport was audibly shocked by a bit of news that popped up on his phone.
Before abruptly hanging up on the show, the NFL insider gave a hilarious parting soundbite.
"Oh, s***! I just got a text. I gotta go!" he said.
Hosts Andy Gresh and Rich Keefe burst out laughing after Rapoport left the line. Soon after he left the show, he shared this message on Twitter:
"Source: The #Bears are working to hire Matt Eberflus as their new head coach."
In response to Gresh and Keefe's tweet about the incident, Rapoport shared a couple shrugging emojis.
This moment certainly gave us a hilarious glimpse into life as an NFL insider.