In 2001, Mike Martz hired Lovie Smith to be the defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams. Now Martz is hoping Smith will return the favor.
Martz says he’s interested in working for Smith as the Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator, although he also said that he hasn’t heard from Smith.
“Absolutely, of course I would [be interested],” Martz said. “But I’ve never talked to anybody or been contacted by anybody.”
Martz said he’d like to get the job but he also doesn’t want to intrude on Smith’s process of revamping his staff of assistants. The Bears announced an offensive house cleaning today.
“It would be unfair to [Smith] to jump ahead in any process and be involved in it,” Martz said. “We’ll just wait and see whether things develop.”
Martz has served as offensive coordinator of the Rams, Lions and 49ers. He was out of coaching this season.