By Thomas Gibbons
The Bears have added another piece to the puzzle in hopes of fixing their struggles on offense.
Bill Lazor, former Bengals offensive coordinator from 2017 to 2018, is set to become the Bears next offensive coordinator according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Lazor, who did not coach anywhere in the league last season, broke into the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons in 2003 as an offensive quality control coach. In 2013, he was the quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia where Nick Foles earned a Pro Bowl berth, throwing for 27 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions. With the Bengals, Andy Dalton earned Pro Bowl honors in 2016 when Lazor was the QB coach before being promoted to OC.
Just days after the season, the Bears parted ways with several members of their offensive coaching staff including Mark Helfrich and Harry Heistand. With the offense ranking near the bottom of the league in almost every major category, shakeup in the offensive room was needed.
The Bears were connected to former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur before joining the Denver Broncos as their OC.