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Gase was Fox’s offensive coordinator in Denver the last three seasons. Gase is one of the hot coordinators to become a head coach. He interviewed with the Bears before GM Ryan Pace was hired. As the game of musical chairs in coaching carousel winds down, Gase might be wise to follow his former boss to Chicago. If he’s absorbed anything from Peyton Manning, I’d be all in favor.
Shanahan is rumored to be headed to Atlanta in a package deal with Seattle Seahawks DC Dan Quinn.
Kyle Shanahan is another seasoned offensive coordinator under consideration. Shanahan resigned from the same post with the Cleveland Browns after a season, supposedly over the way to handle Johnny Football. Shanahan spent four seasons with the Washington Redskins as their offensive coordinator, helping guide RGIII to a rookie of the year award. If you’re looking to connect dots with Cutler, Kyle is the son of Mike Shanahan, who drafted Cutler in Denver.
Knapp has 20 years of NFL coaching experience. He was OC for the 49ers from 2001-2003, Falcons from 2004-2006, Raiders 2007-2008, 2012 and the Seahawks in 2009. Knapp has served as QB coach for the Broncos the last couple of seasons. Knapp’s teams have rushed the ball well, including leading the league all three seasons we was with the Falcons.
The Tennessee Titans denied the Bears’ request to interview their current tight ends coach. Mularkey has extensive coaching experience including stints as head coach with the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars while also serving as an OC with Steelers, Dolphins and Falcons.