Bears meeting with Broncos OC McCoy

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Chicago Bears’ officials are meeting in Denver with Broncos’ offensive coordinator Mike McCoy to discuss the Bears’ coaching vacancy.

The Denver Post reported that the Broncos set aside time for interested teams to meet with McCoy in Denver during the Broncos’ bye week.

Under McCoy’s guidance, Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a 13-3 record this year and the AFC’s No. 1 seed. Denver finished the regular season ranked second in the league in scoring and fourth in total defense.

Manning told the Chicago Tribune last week that McCoy is ready for the next step.

“I think he’s paid his dues,” Manning said. “Mike’s a good leader. He’s had some good coaches that have been mentors to him, different coaches that he’s worked with in his years in the NFL that I think he’s incorporated some of their leadership philosophies and his own philosophy.

“In my opinion, he deserves a shot,” Manning added.

The Bears fired Lovie Smith after Chicago missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six years, despite winning 10 games this season.

The Philadelphia Eagles also arrived in Denver on Sunday to meet with the 40-year-old McCoy, who also is a candidate for the Arizona vacancy.