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Bears line up second interviews with Darrell Bevell and Marc Trestman
More than a dozen candidates were interviewed, but Bears general manager Phil Emery will conduct second interviews with at least two of them.
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Montreal Alouette coach Marc Trestman are the finalists, a league source said, confirming ESPN’s initial report.
Two days after the season, Emery said he would pick two or three finalists. It’s unclear if there is a third candidate.
Emery met with Bevell Saturday in Atlanta, where the Seahawks were preparing to play the Falcons in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Emery met with Trestman Jan. 7 in the Chicago area.
Trestman reportedly interviewed for the Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator job Sunday.
Bevell has distinguished himself with the success of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, a third-round pick who shined throughout the season. Bevell was widely praised in Seattle for his development of Wilson. Previously, he was the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, most notably in 2009 when Brett Favre posted MVP caliber numbers.
Trestman has worked with some of the league’s top quarterbacks and oversaw the top-rated Raiders offense that was led by Rich Gannon.