Bears hire Bates as QB coach

Bears hire Bates as QB coach
February 7, 2012, 5:31 pm
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The Bears have hired Jeremy Bates as the team's quarterbacks coach.

Bates is very familiar with Jay Cutler, having worked with him for three season in Denver. In 2008, Cutler threw for a franchise record 4,526 yards en route to the Pro Bowl with Bates as his position coach as the Broncos had the second best offense in the NFL in terms of yards per game (395.8). Cutler completed 762 of 1,220 passing attempts (62.5 percent) for 9,024 yards, 54 touchdowns and 37 interceptions for an 87.1 passer rating in 37 starts in Denver while Bates was there.

He spent the 2010 season as the Seahawks' offensive coordinator.

CSN's Pat Boyle weighed in with his thoughts on the hire on Twitter:

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Pat BoyleJeremy Bates as Bears QB coach.. Great hire,success w Cutler in the past.. Jay likes & respects him
Feb 07 via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply
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