Former Rams head coach and offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who resigned his post as Chicago Bears offensive coordinator on Jan. 3, is now retiring. In 1999, Martz became the offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams, helping the offense set NFL records as it gained the nickname “Greatest Show on Turf” on the way to winning Super Bowl XXXIV. Martz was named Football Digest’s Offensive Coordinator of the Year and USA Today’s NFC Assistant Coach of the Year.
From 1999-2001 with Martz directing the offense, Rams quarterback Kurt Warner and running back Marshall Faulk earned three consecutive Most Valuable Player awards. During that span, the Rams led the NFL in total yardage (20,177 yards) and scoring (1,569 points).