Mike Shanahan interviewed for one of his old jobs when he spoke to the Raiders about their head coaching vacancy and he may also get a shot at taking a walk down memory lane in Chicago.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears are expected to interview Shanahan after they hire a general manager. There’s no word on when that will happen, although reported favorite Chris Ballard is interviewing with the team on Wednesday after passing up chances to interview for other openings recently.
Shanahan never coached the Bears, but he did coach Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in Denver when Cutler first hit the NFL. With Cutler’s contract difficult to trade and cutting him prohibitively expensive, it may be a plus for Shanahan that he’s worked with the quarterback (and wide receiver Brandon Marshall) in the past.
Shanahan is drawing a lot of other interest around the league, though, and he may get a chance to go somewhere where there isn’t quite so much toxicity in the relationship between quarterback and fan base.