Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Broncos OC Adam Gase is flying to Chicago to interview for the team’s offensive coordinator vacancy on Wednesday.
- According to Rapoport, things could move “very quickly” between the Bears and Gase.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier in the day that the Bears are also considering Charlie Weis, 49ers QBs coach Geep Chryst, Lions QBs coach Jim Bob Cooter, and Broncos OC Adam Gase for the job.
Adam Jahns previously reported that the Bears have put in a request to interview Colts assistant Rob Chudzinski as well
According to Ian Rapoport, the Bears requested permission to interview Cooter for their opening, but the Lions ultimately blocked the meeting.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Titans have denied the Bears request to interview TEs coach Mike Mularkey for their offensive coordinator position.
The Buccaneers previously showed interest in Mularkey for their offensive coordinator vacancy, but Tennessee ultimately prevented them from interviewing him as well.
Others have suggested that former Browns OC Kyle Shanahan could be an option for the team’s offensive coordinator job, but he has plenty of interest from NFL teams right now.
Fox spent the past few years working closely with Adam Gase, but Mike Garafolo mentioned that it doesn’t sound like he’ll follow Fox to Chicago.
Dianna Marie Russini reports that former 49ers DC Vic Fangio. will meet with the Chicago Bears regarding their defensive coordinator position.
According to Russini, the plan for Fangio is to interview the Redskins after he sits down with the Bears.
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last night that the Bears have requested permission to interview Fangio.
Fangio has been a popular defensive coordinator option for teams since he became available. The Washington Redskins have shown a great deal of interest in him, but they are considering other candidates as well.
The Bears must improve their defense and the hiring of John Fox was a step in the right direction, as far as this is concerned. Adding Fangio to the coaching staff would be a huge addition for Chicago.
However, Jason La Canfora is “hearing” that former Raiders HC Dennis Allen could be Fox’s defensive coordinator choice.
This makes plenty of sense seeing as they worked together in Denver back in 2011 before Allen left for the Raiders’ head-coaching job.
Allen was in the mix for the Giants defensive coordinator position, but they elected to go in a different direction.
Mike Garafolo reports that new Bears HC John Fox is expected to try to set up an interview with Titans TEs coach Mike Mularkey for their offensive coordinator position.