The Chicago Sun-Times reports deposed Bears coach Lovie Smith is expected to sit out the 2013 season and "reconsider his options next offseason."
Smith will collect the final year of his Bears' salary ' $5 million ' as he relaxes on the beach. Smith interviewed with the Bills, Chargers and Eagles, but was passed up for all three jobs. The Cover 2 maven and 2006-07 NFC champion isn't a candidate for the two remaining open jobs, Arizona and Jacksonville. Smith won't hurt for work if he wants it in 2014, and should again draw interest as a head coach. Lovie turns 55 years old in May.