Chicago Bears have asked permission to interview Broncos' OC Mike McCoy

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears are moving quickly on their coaching search, already asking to speak with Mike McCoy.

After firing long-time head coach Lovie Smith on Monday morning, the Chicago Bears are wasting no time going after a new leading man.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Bears have asked the Denver Broncos for permission to interview offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

McCoy has been a popular name in NFL circles for a few years now, and with the success he's enjoyed alongside Peyton Manning this year, the timing may just be right for a team to make its move on him.

McCoy started his NFL coaching career with the Carolina Panthers where he spent 2000-08 as an assistant in many roles on the offensive side of the ball under then Panthers' and current Broncos' head coach John Fox.

In 2009, McCoy moved on to Denver to work under Josh McDaniels as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and was retained when Fox came in two years ago.

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