The Chicago Bears suddenly have found themselves in the hunt for a new offensive coordinator. Adam Gase, their former coordinator was swooped up by the Miami Dolphins and will be their head coach in 2016.
Gase was the most sought-after candidate for the multiple head coaching vacancies around the league. Gase was partially responsible for turning a sputtering Bears offense into a top ten unit in 2015.
Miami's decision to go with Gase also means that Detroit Lions coordinator Teryl Austin has one less opportunity to grab a head coaching gig. Many believed Austin was a front-runner in Miami, citing a reunion with Ndamukong Suh as a perfect fit for Austin.
However, it may be the Lions' other offensive coordinator that is in danger of taking his talents elsewhere. Last year, Bears head coach John Fox tired to interview Jim Bob Cooter for their offensive coordinator job, but the Lions blocked his attempt last January. No one knows what will happen with the Lions' current coaching staff now that a new general manager is in place, but if Cooter isn't retained, it makes a lot of sense for him to land in Chicago.