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Mike Martz rumored to have interest in Arizona State job

Divisional Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v Chicago Bears

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears talks with offensive coordinator Mike Martz against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Soldier Field on January 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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This is the rumor mill, so file this one under “rumor” rather than hard news.

Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic is “hearing” that Mike Martz has interest in the vacant Arizona State coaching job.

Martz was an assistant for the Sun Devils from 1983-1991. His creative offense would be a lot of fun to watch in college, although it’s hard to imagine him recruiting.

Martz has at least five more weeks with the Bears. Although Bears fans have wanted Martz out at various points in his tenure, we think it would set Jay Cutler’s development back to lose Martz.