The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday night that they’ve hired former Broncos OC Adam Gase to run their offense.
#Bears have reached an agreement with Adam Gase to become their new offensive coordinator.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 22, 2015
Adam Jahns reports that Gase will receive a three-year contract from the Bears.
Gase was meeting with the Bears on Wednesday, so there was a chance that an agreement could be announced tonight.
It appeared as though Gase was going to land a head-coaching job this offseason, but it became clear last week that teams were only considering him in an offensive coordinator capacity.
Gase joins John Fox in Chicago, who has already brought in another respected coach in Vac Fangio, so team’s coaching staff appears to be vastly improved from last season.
It will be interesting to see if the Bears elect to keep QB Jay Cutler this offseason and what Gase can do with struggling signal-caller.
While in Denver, Gase helped the Broncos become a consistent top-five offense the past two years, but it will be even more impressive if he’s able to get the Bears to produce like that next season.