Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase has been a head coaching candidate before, but with his successes in the Windy City this season, could he be an even more attractive possibility for teams looking for a new boss?
That seems to be the consensus around the league, according to a new report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. The report lists 10 potential candidates that could be looked at to fill the jobs that will come open in the NFL after the season, and Gase’s name is featured on the list.
Here is what the news-breaking duo had to say:
“A finalist with San Francisco last year, Gase could turn out to be a candidate there or in other places again. Gase has helped elevate Jay Cutler’s play, and he did the same in Denver with Peyton Manning, who helped make Gase into the top coordinator he is today.”
It isn’t a stretch to imagine that Gase could be tapped to lead one of the team’s in need of a head coach. After all, the Tennessee Titans could look to him to help mold Marcus Mariota next season. The St. Louis Rams could look to turn around their moribund offense. The aforementioned 49’ers are in complete disarray and could look to go in the direction they spurned to keep Vic Tomsula around.
Needless to say, there will be teams that come calling after the season, but the question will be whether or not the job opportunities are good enough to leave a Bears team that has proven to be a good fit for Gase.