Bears to interview Greg Olson for passing game/QB coach job

The Chicago Bears announced four candidates that will interview to become their next general manager and the club is also moving to complete Lovie Smith’s coaching staff.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson will interview for the passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach job that became available after Mike Martz was ousted and Mike Tice was promoted to offensive coordinator.

Olson has worked for the Bears previously. He served as quarterbacks coach on Dick Jauron’s staff in 2003. Since, he’s been an offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams and for the Bucs for the past three seasons.

The Bears are believed to have a number of candidates in mind, including former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. But he interviewed for the Alabama offensive coordinator and could be in the mix for the same position with the Atlanta Falcons. Mike Smith, the Falcons coach, and Koetter worked together previously in Jacksonville. University of Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch and former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates could also be in the mix.

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