Helfrich to be named Chicago Bears offensive coordinator

by Leslie Wood January 13, 2018, 3:36
Helfrich to be named Chicago Bears offensive coordinator

That included a run to the first College Football Playoff championship game during the 2014 season with Heisman Trophy victor Marcus Mariota at quarterback.

Bears now have hired former Oregon HC Mark Helfrich as their offensive coordinator, per source.

Still, the Bears and Nagy were eager to retain Fangio, who inherited one of the NFL's worst defenses in 2015 and coached the unit back to respectability over the course of three seasons. He was sacked after a 4-8 finish in 2016.

Chicago had interviewed the Patriots' offensive coordinator this weekend and instead picked Alex Smith's coach, hoping he can help lift a foundering National Football League franchise emerge from one of its worst runs in history. The Bears hired Notre Dame's Harry Hiestand as offensive line coach.

The Bears also announced Friday that Chris Tabor will become special teams coordinator and Charles London will take over as running backs coach.

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Nagy said he will call the plays and the offense will be his design, but Helfrich will obviously have plenty of influence. Nagy spent the past decade working under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City, serving as the Chiefs' sole offensive coordinator this past season.

The development of Trubisky, the No. 2 overall draft pick last spring, will go a long way toward lifting an offense that ranked 30th overall and last in passing. The status of assistant offensive line coach Ben Wilkerson is unknown.

This week has been a bit of a roller coaster for Chicago Bears' fans as they wait the fate on popular defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

It also signals the Bears' need to add speed and dynamic playmakers after the catch to an offense that was severely lacking in both areas, save for rookie sensation Tarik Cohen, whose upside is very exciting with the new creative offensive minds on board.


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