Kromer next Bears offensive coordinator

Aaron Kromer has accepted the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach jobs with the Chicago Bears under brand new head coach Marc Trestman.

The Chicago Bears named Marc Trestman the 14th head coach in franchise history at 4:14 a.m. central time this morning. Trestman has wasted no time in beginning to fill his staff of assistant coaches. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Aaron Kromer has accepted the positions of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Trestman.

Kromer has worked as the offensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints since 2009. Last year, when the BountyGate suspensions were handed down, Kromer served as the team's interim head coach for the first six games of the season.

Kromer began his career as a graduate assistant at Miami University. He was elevated to tight ends/H-backs coach from 1992-1997 and was named offensive line coach in 1998. He then moved on to Northwestern, where he was O-line coach from 1999-2000.

In 2001, Kromer jumped to the NFL as an assistant offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders, where he worked with Trestman, who was the team's offensive coordinator. Kroger then spent three years, 2005-2007, as senior assistant/offensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before joining the Saints as running backs coach in 2008.

Kromer is a career O-line coach, so that is where his focus will be with the Bears. Trestman will be the main architect of the offense and will call plays on game day.

Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. Follow Bear Report on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Bear Report Web site or magazine, click here.

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