After lacking the postseason in 2019, the Chicago Bears are laser-centered on returning to the dance under sleek leadership on offense.
Chicago is hiring weak Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Invoice Lazor as their next OC, sources knowledgeable NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday.
Lazor will change ex-Bears offensive coordinator Designate Helfrich, who change into fired along with a slew of offensive assistants two days after the discontinuance of Chicago’s 8-8 2019 campaign.
Lazor, 47, spent the 2019 season out of knowledgeable soccer after he change into fired from his submit as Bengals OC after nearly two seasons; Rapoport reported he change into a volunteer consultant at Penn Relate. Lazor took over for fired Bengals OC Ken Zampese cease to the begin of the 2017 campaign and oversaw harm-riddled seasons whereby Cincinnati failed to accomplished elevated than twenty sixth in yards per sport and 17th in functions per sport.
This would possibly maybe possibly also be Lazor’s third offensive coordinator gig in the NFL; he change into the Miami Dolphins OC under Joe Philbin and Dan Campbell in 2014 and 2015.
In Chicago, Lazor will more than likely be tasked, alongside Bears coach Matt Nagy, with fixing an offense that regressed with Mitchell Trubisky under heart in 2019; the Bears ranked twenty ninth in both functions and yards per sport. It be unclear whether Nagy will relinquish play-calling tasks, which he didn’t bear with Helfrich by his aspect in 2018 and 2019.
Trubisky’s enchancment will creep a lengthy toward determing whether the Bears can preserve competitive in the NFC North and the convention. The responsibility of sparking that big commerce will topple on the shoulders of Lazor, who can depend Jason Campbell, Matt Hasselbeck, Slash Foles, Ryan Tannehill and Andy Dalton as his outdated companions in quarterbacking.