If he can convince the Bears front office, he just might be back in the NFL. Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times has sources that say Martz is Lovie Smith’s top pick.
The coach usually chooses his staff, but the process is reportedly “complicated,” which may indicate some disagreement between Smith and G.M. Jerry Angelo. Cutler’s opinion will also be a factor.
The Chicago Tribune, meanwhile, seems to think Martz is in the driver’s seat. If the team let him travel to Nashville to meet with Cutler, logic says, he probably has calmed fears about his pass-happy ways.
One thing that the two papers agree on is that this process shouldn’t take that much longer. It looks like Martz or Vikings quarterbacks’ coach Kevin Rogers will get the job. Hayes says Rogers remains a “strong candidate” after an impressive interview.
A decision could come as soon as today. And it may tell us who has the most juice in among the Bears hierarchy.