For a variety of reasons, offensive coordinators have not fared well in Chicago working with quarterback Jay Cutler. Ron Turner, Mike Martz, Mike Tice and Aaron Kromer/Marc Trestman all lost jobs after matters went badly with Cutler and the Bears.
Adam Gase was hired as offensive coordinator by John Fox in the staff makeover earlier this offseason. This makes five different coordinators in seven Chicago seasons for Cutler.
But it’s probably Cutler's last.
If 2015 goes well offensively for the Bears, Gase will be high on the list of head-coaching candidates next offseason. He will be a made-man in the NFL, a coach who solved the Cutler enigma. After his year as Broncos OC, Gase was interviewed for the top field post in Denver, as well as by Atlanta, Buffalo, San Francisco and even the Bears before they settled on Fox.
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If 2015 doesn’t go well offensively for the Bears, Cutler’s future in Chicago becomes extremely problematic, particularly with a coaching staff that agreed to keep him for this season but has no ego or other investment in Cutler.