The Chicago Bears‘ 2019 season fell short of expectations. After a 12-4 season in head coach Matt Nagy's first year, the Bears regressed, ending 8-8 and outside of the playoffs. Much of the Bears' disappointing season comes from the regression of third-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the offense as a whole.
Because of that, the Bears have gone into this offseason with the intention of remodeling their offensive coaching staff. With a string of recent hires and promotions, they've done just that.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Chicago has hired former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo to be the team's quarterbacks coach. Before his one year in Jacksonville, DeFilippo spent one year as the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings and two as the quarterback coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bears have also promoted Dave Ragone to passing game coordinator. Ragone spent 2019 as the Bear's quarterback coach and has had that position since 2016.
Lastly, Chicago has hired Bill Lazor to be the team's new offensive coordinator. Lazor did not coach in the NFL this past season but spent the previous three seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Chicago fired previous offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich after the season concluded. Helfrich served as the team's OC for the past two seasons. However, after leading Chicago to the 29th ranked offense in the league, the former Oregon head coach was let go.
Although Lazor is the new offensive coordinator, Nagy will retain play-calling duties as he has done for the two seasons he has been in Chicago.