The Chicago Bears on Tuesday reached an agreement with Jeremy Bates to become the team's quarterbacks coach.

Bates is familiar with Chicago starter Jay Cutler, having worked with him for three seasons in Denver.

In 2008, his final season with the Broncos, Cutler excelled with Bates as his position coach, throwing for a franchise-record 4,526 yards.

Bates mostly recently served as the offensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks in 2010.