Kromer, 45, was named the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears early Wednesday morning and will team up with newly named head coach Marc Trestman.
The 1985 Margaretta High School graduate was the offensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints this past season and a member of the XLIV Super Bowl championship team.
“I was up late this morning. It all started around 9:30 p.m. last night (Tuesday) when I first got the call and I became the offensive coordinator for the Bears around 1:30 this morning. I’m really excited about this move,” Kromer said.
Kromer was one of the most respected offensive line coaches in the league and the offensive statistics the Saints had in his five seasons were exceptional.
The Saints twice had the top offensive team in the league and the 2012 group was second only to the New England Patriots.
The Bears have been ranked no higher than 15th in total offense in the last 10 years under previous coach Lovie Smith.
Kromer was the interim coach for the Saints at the start of the 2012 season, and the Saints lost their first four games before winning the next two.
Read more in Thursday’s Sandusky Register.