The Baltimore Ravens were eliminated from the playoffs yesterday, which officially puts offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak on the market for teams still searching for a head coach.
It appears the Chicago Bears will be one of the clubs making a run at Kubiak, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Per Schefter: "Bears prepared to make a major push for Ravens OC Gary Kubiak, per source."
Kubiak was the head coach of the Houston Texans from 2006-2013, following 11 seasons as offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, where he won two Super Bowls (XXXII and XXXIII). Kubiak also won a Super Bowl as quarterbacks coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 1994.
The Bears have already interviewed three head-coach candidates - Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Cardinals defensive coordiantor Todd Bowles - yet none have head-coaching experience.
Kubiak's eight years as head coach in Houston is obviously appealing to new GM Ryan Pace, the youngest general manager in the NFL.
Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of BearReport.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He is in his fourth season covering the Chicago Bears full time. Follow Bear Report on Twitter.