Mike Martz Hired As Chicago Bears' Offensive Coordinator

Geoffrey ClarkCorrespondent IFebruary 1, 2010

MIAMI - DECEMBER 14:  Offensive coordinator Mike Martz of the San Francisco 49ers watches as his team takes on the Miami Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the 49ers 14-9.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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The Bears have hired Mike Martz, who used to work with head coach Lovie Smith in St. Louis, as their new offensive coordinator. The hiring comes after earlier reports that Martz had flown to Tennessee to meet with quarterback Jay Cutler, making him the only candidate to do such.

Martz, who will replace Ron Turner, won the job after the Bears' search for a new offensive lasted nearly a month.

This will mark the third offensive coordinator Cutler has had in as many years and potentially the last of the Lovie Smith era.