In what should be the first of many, the Miami Dolphins are reported to have an interest in interviewing Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase for their head coaching position. The Dolphins intend to interview numerous prospects including interim head coach Dan Campbell.
Gase had a number of head coaching interviews last year after his work with the Denver Broncos, but now that he's had success with the Bears and Jay Cutler, demand will be even higher. Last year there were reports that the San Francisco 49ers were very close to hiring Gase, but the two sides couldn't agree on the defensive coordinator.
A precedent has been set that Gase won't jump at a head coaching gig just to get his own team, but there could be multiple offers for him to choose from this time around.
The New York Giants could be in the market for a head coach as current head coach Tom Coughlin is rumored to either retire or be fired. The San Diego Chargers are also expected to relieve Mike McCoy of his head coaching duties on Black Monday, and either one of these openings would be a good landing spot for Gase.
If Gase ends up leaving the Bears, Chicago head coach John Fox could promote from within and give QB coach Dowell Loggains the coordinator gig. But if Mike McCoy is fired, he could be an option as well based on his history with Fox.
There is another potential new offensive coordinator with ties to John Fox and he currently resides in the NFC North. If the Detroit Lions decide to fire head coach Jim Caldwell, and their new head coach is allowed to hire his own staff, then Jim Bob Cooter would be on the market. Cooter, who took over as the Lions offensive coordinator mid-season, has really turned Detroit's offense around and he was an offensive assistant for Fox in 2013.
Bears' fans, are you ready for life after Adam Gase?