Tuesday January 20th, 2015

The Chicago Bears candidates for offensive coordinator include Charlie Weis, 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst, Lions quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Gase served the last two seasons as Denver's offensive coordinator under new Bears coach John Fox. The Broncos averaged 30.1 points per game in 2014, which was second-most in the NFL.

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Weis was fired as head coach of Kansas in September after accumulating a 6-22 record with the Jayhawks. He coached Notre Dame for five seasons from 2005 to 2009 and has been the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

Chryst has been San Francisco's QB coach since 2011. He served as a quality control coach for the Bears in the early 90s and was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the San Diego Chargers in 1999 and 2000.

Cooter was an offensive assistant to Fox during the 2013 season before taking the quarterbacks coach job in Detroit.

On Tuesday, the Bears hired former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as their new DC.

- Molly Geary

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