Chicago Bears set to hire Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator

Bears should target Mike Kafka as new offensive coordinator

Bears should target Mike Kafka as new offensive coordinator

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

He was named Bengals quarterbacks coach in 2016, and he has previous coaching stops in various roles, including as coordinator with the Miami Dolphins (2014-15) before being fired near the end of his second season. 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?

Lazor's time with the Bengals was uneventful before he got fired ahead of Zac Taylor's arrival. Prior to this past year, he had been coaching for 24 straight seasons.

How will this affect the Bears current offense? Under Lazor, the Bengals were the worst ranked offensive team in the league in 2017.

As we start connecting dots to potential veteran quarterbacks the Bears could consider this offseason, the two QBs Lazor coached in Cincinnati - Andy Dalton and A.J. McCarron - should be available this offseason. Receive comprehensive coverage of the Bears.

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