Bucs' Sullivan on Bears' radar

We’ve already told you about two NFC South assistants (Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and special-teams coach Keith Armstrong) that are candidates to be the head coach in Chicago.

But Mike Garafolo reports that another NFC South assistant will interview with the Bears. Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan reportedly will interview with Chicago.

Just getting an interview for a job as a head coach represents a quick ascension for Sullivan, who just finished his first season as an NFL coordinator. Prior to joining the Bucs, Sullivan worked as a receivers and quarterbacks coach for the New York Giants.

Although the Bucs finished 7-9 and quarterback Josh Freeman had some late-season problems with interceptions, Tampa Bay’s offense showed plenty of promising moments.

Time will tell if Sullivan gets the job in Chicago. If he does, there’s a logical replacement available.

That’s John McNulty. Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano first tried to hire McNulty as his offensive coordinator, but was denied permission by the Arizona Cardinals. McNulty, who spent time with Schiano at Rutgers, was part of the coaching purge in Arizona on Monday.