Bears go experienced route in adding Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator

Ruben Hill
January 15, 2020

The Chicago Bears are hiring former Cincinnati Bengals assistant Bill Lazor as their new offensive coordinator, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Head coach Matt Nagy, who was the play-caller for a team that went 8-8 this season, dismissed second-year coordinator Mark Helfrich, offensive line coach Harry Hiestand and tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride Jr., among other changes.

Lazor, 47, previously held the title of offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins (2014-15) and Cincinnati Bengals (2017-18). He was then hired by the Bengals in 2016, where he served as their quarterbacks coach. The previous two seasons, he was the Bengals' offensive coordinator. During the 2018 season with the Bengals, Lazor's offense ranked 27 in yards gained per pass attempts. After trading running back Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles and drafting his replacement, did they do enough to improve the position not only for last season, but moving forward? He finished the season with 242 carries for 889 rushing yards, averaging 3.7 yards per carry (ranked 41st in the National Football League among players with 100 carries more).

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