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Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase reacts during a 2014 AFC Divisional Round football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Gase

Currently – offensive coordinator Chicago Bears

Gase began his NFL coaching career as a recruiting assistant for the Lions in 2003. He became an offensive assistant with the Lions in 2005 and the team’s quarterback coach in 2007. Eventually he landed in Denver where he served as a quarterbacks coach from 2011-2012 before becoming the teams OC in 2013. A position he held until this past year when he followed John Fox to Chicago.

Chicago doesn’t have a potent offense and the team is not competing for a playoff spot but the Bears are in the process of a rebuild and while Jay Cutler is the team’s quarterback the supporting cast at wide-receiver and offensive lineman have struggled. Case has made a case for his future by being a part of successful franchises but while he will likely interview for head coaching jobs, and has in the past three years, it’s not a certainty that he will be named a head coach this off-season.

Case needs more time to show his ingenuity and creativity at this level. In his time with Denver he had Peyton Manning at quarterback who helped design the offense. In Chicago the Bears are struggling offensively. It may not be time yet for Adam Gase but his time should come if he can turn the Bears offense around.

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