Monday January 4th, 2016

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says offensive coordinator Adam Gase’s system is the best he’s ever been a part of, he told the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday.

“The system is really good,” Cutler said. “This is the best system I’ve been in in my entire career. Denver was really good, a little bit different than this one. Defenses have changed. Adam’s system has kind of changed and kept up with the times of what’s being presented defensively and how to take advantage of those types of things.”

The Bears, who finished the season 6–10, are expecting Gase to depart the team this offseason for a head coaching position. The 37-year-old is scheduled to interview for head coaching vacancies with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins. He met with five teams last offseason, but was not hired as a head coach. 

Under Gase’s tutelage, Cutler finished the season with a career-high passer rating of 92.3 and just 11 interceptions after having an NFL-worst 18 in 2014.​

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Before arriving in Chicago, Gase previously served as an assistant coach with the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions.

If hired, he would be the youngest head coach in the NFL.

- Christopher Chavez

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